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How to Paint Stenciled Floors with Purdy®

Stenciled floor project before changes Stenciled floor project before changes

Transform your laundry room, living room, kitchen or patio with an eye-catching look of patterned tile.

  • Weekend Project
  • Intermediate

Before you start: Gather supplies.

Overview image of required supplies

Step 1: Prep the floor.

Prep the floor

Start with a clean, dry surface to ensure proper adhesion of the stain. Follow cleaner/etcher label for instructions and dry times. Use a sander to get rid of glossy spots and surface imperfections. Thoroughly vacuum the surface.

Start with clean dry surface

Step 2: Tape.

Hands applying blue painter's tape to wall

Tape off baseboards and door frames with masking tape.

Step 3: Apply base color stain.

Hand applying paint to taped wall with a WhiteDove roller

Use your Chinex® Elite™ brush to cut in and around the perimeter of the floor. Chinex Elite brushes have stiff bristles to provide a sharp cut-in line and are great for rough surfaces like concrete.

Hand applying paint to taped wall with a WhiteDove roller

Use your Marathon® roller on an extension pole to apply the stain. Marathon provides fast, even coverage and ensures the stain is thoroughly worked into the concrete surface.

Step 4: Position the stencil.

Hand peeling blue painter's tape from wall

Plan your stencil layout. If your space is rectangular, start at the corner of the room and work your way out. If it’s an irregular shape, you might want to start in the middle of the floor to make sure the design is centered. Place your stencil and secure it in place with masking tape.

Step 5: Apply design color.

Hand applying tape to overlapping painted section

Using your WhiteDove™ mini roller, carefully apply the design color, working in one direction. WhiteDove provides a smooth, lint-free finish.

Step 6: Reposition the stencil.

Hand applying second paint color to wall and ceiling with brush

Once the paint is dry to the touch, reposition the stencil, making sure the design creates a seamless pattern. Repeat the process until the whole floor is covered. You might need to cut the stencil when you get to the edge of the floor.

Roller applying second color over first and base wall colors

Step 7: Apply clear sealer (optional).

Hand applying second paint color to wall and ceiling with brush

Once the stain has completely cured, you can seal your floor with a clear topcoat. This step is especially important for exterior or high-traffic areas to ensure your design will last.

Use your Syntox™ brush to apply clear coat around the edges. Syntox has extra-soft bristles that create a smooth finish with no brush marks.

Hand applying second paint color to wall and ceiling with brush

Use a WhiteDove™ roller and an extension pole to apply the sealer onto the main surface of the floor. WhiteDove creates a professional, lint-free finish.

Following the product label, allow the clear sealer to fully dry before walking on your new floor or moving back the furniture.

Hand applying second paint color to wall and ceiling with brush Hand applying second paint color to wall and ceiling with brush