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New Floor, New Look

A new-looking floor is only a few steps away. Nearly any flooring surface can be painted, from concrete or wood to tile or sheet vinyl.

Step 1: Of course, start with a clean surface and prime it according to the material you’re painting. Oil-based paints work well with floors since the oil resins tend to adhere better than water-based paints.

Step 2: If you feel creative, liven it up with stenciling, stylish borders, or patterns. But you’ll need more than just paint to hold up to years of heavy use. Finish off your sparkling new floor with thin coats of clear urethane to keep it looking new.

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