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    Can I use floor paint for a tile effect on laminate floors?

    Painters & Decorators

    I have a large floor area which features a slate tile effect and is a dark grey colour.
    I would like to give it a glossier look and have some glossy floor paint that could work to give it a brighter, shinier look.

    Would this be recommended on laminate flooring? And if so, is there any special preparation I should make for painting laminate flooring?

    Many Thanks

    Asked by Joyce on 8th Oct 2019
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    "Laminate flooring is reconstituted wood and hence is very prone to water ingress (it's like a sponge ). If you are going to paint over laminate flooring, then first scratch/key/sand using 60/80 grit sandpaper, then use MDF primer (apply thin coats using a brush, using a roller leaves a stippling effect like an orange peel). Then you can apply your paint, making sure to brush very thin coats, rather than one thick coat( which would crack after a rapid change in temperature)"

    Answered on 27th Oct 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "That’s a no no, laminate will soak up the paint and where it sticks it will soon enough peel off"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Pink Builders

    "No. To paint on anything like a laminate you would need to prime and undercoat it really well and to do that with a clear coat I don't think anything exists. Also, your laminate flooring is a high traffic area so will wear. It's a big no. It will all peal up and look terrible."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Just Ask

    "You can paint laminate flooring however you need to sand it very well so the undercoat keys to the floor then it is recommended to roller the floor to prevent brush marks."

    Answered on 8th Oct 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "I wouldn’t google the correct paint no point in using incorrect paint if it will need redoing after"

    Answered on 25th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Au Faix

    "No, the laminate will soak the paint and destroy the flooring"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    BobaJob Maintenance

    "Make sure you give the flooring a good sand down and apply primer before your chosen paint."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report

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