Faux Sponge Painting On Floors - now your floor can match the walls!
You do not have to restrict faux painting to the walls of your room. You might find that this will work well to make your floor look a lot brighter than it does already. For instance, if you have a room with a concrete floor, then you should probably think about painting it – if only because adding a different type of floor covering will cost more (and be a lot less fun) than just painting over the floor.
Different Methods To Use
There are several different methods that you can use to paint the floor as well. Sponge faux painting on floors is a great way if you do not have a particular design in mind for your floor. Additionally, this is probably the easiest way to end up with a design on your floor that looks the way you want it to. After all, most of the other types of faux floor painting involve trying to match a particular design type. Sponge painting, on the other hand, is just a way for you to make a pattern on the floor.
In order to sponge paint your floor, you are going to need to prep the floor the same way that you might prep it for any other type of painting. First, you should wash the floor with a strong solution. This is so that you can take up any dirt that might have been tracked in during the past. This is also a good way to get rid of any spills or marks that might have been left on the floor from furniture with rubber feet. If there are any streak marks on the floor, you should make sure that you get those up, too.
If the floor is still rough, then you should consider sanding the rough parts down. While it is not necessary for your floor to be completely flat (especially considering the design you will get from sponge painting) this will make it easier for you to put a level coat of paint on the floor.
Sponge painting will require two different colors of paint. Most people go for complementary colors, or for two different shades of the same color. For instance, if you are looking for a blue floor, you might put a lighter shade of blue with darker blue on top of it.
After you have allowed the base coat to dry for an entire day, you should add the second coat of paint. Essentially, sponge painting on your floor will work the same way that it does on your walls. Just make sure that you use the sponge to lift off the second coat of paint in some areas, instead of using it to apply that coat of paint.
When you are finished, you should have a faux sponge design on your floor. One of the advantages of sponge painting on the floor is that the different design will probably hide some of the dirt that could get on the floor. This will not make it impossible to see if the floor is dirty, of course, but the floor will look cleaner than it really is in a lot of cases.