Thoroughly clean your floor using sugar soap, ensuring all stains have been removed. If your floor has been previously painted, it’s a good idea to abrade it first to ensure best adhesion of the paint. If you’re painting onto raw concrete, you may prime it with plaster primer or simply paint straight onto the clean surface with chalk paint.
Using a roller for semi-smooth to rough surfaces, apply at least two coats of chalk paint. Remember to allow them to dry thoroughly in between.
To add a stencil pattern, spray a generous coating of repositionable craft glue onto the back of the stencil.
Place the stencil firmly onto the floor. It is a good idea to use your finger to stick down the fiddly bits.
Using a small roller, gently cover the stencil with paint. Make sure you don’t have too much paint on the roller to avoid excessive bleed.
Gently peel off the stencil and repeat. We used a random pattern that suited the flowers.
Once the paint is thoroughly dry, you can seal the floor. There are two options. The more hardwearing choice is to use a clear acrylic sealant for floors – it is easier to apply, easier to clean and more durable than the wax finish. If you have strong biceps and love the distressed look, apply a wax finish of two thin coats of Fired Earth Clear Wax followed eight to 12 hours later by a brisk buffing session.