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How to Paint a Porch Floor with Purdy®

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Refresh your outdoor space with a fresh coat of vibrant color. Use these techniques to paint your porch or interior floor.

  • Weekend Project
  • Beginner-friendly

Before you start: Gather supplies.

Overview image of required supplies

Step 1: Prep the floor.

Hands marking wall with a pencil and level

Thoroughly wash the floor with an appropriate cleaning solution per the instructions recommended by your coating’s manufacturer. Allow to dry.

Hands marking wall with a pencil and level

Use a premium 10-in-1 multi-tool to fill any cracks and holes with putty, fix any popped nails, screw heads and other imperfections. Let the putty fully dry.

Hands marking wall with a pencil and level

Sand the area and wipe the surface with a lint-free cloth.

Step 2: Tape.

Hands applying blue painter's tape to wall

Tape off any surrounding areas with masking tape.

Step 3: Apply paint.

Hand applying paint to taped wall with a WhiteDove roller

Use your XL® brush to cut in and around the perimeter of the floor. XL brushes provide excellent versatility and are great for all types of paint.

Hand applying paint to taped wall with a WhiteDove roller

Use your Marathon® roller and extension pole to apply paint in the direction of the floorboards. Marathon provides fast, even coverage and ensures that paint is applied in the small gaps between the floorboards. Once dry, apply second coat.

Remove masking tape and enjoy!

Hand applying paint to taped wall with a WhiteDove roller Hand applying paint to taped wall with a WhiteDove roller