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Add a Decorative Paint Scheme to a Floor

A new decorative concrete floor adds a unique touch to a laundry room.

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add decorative floor to laundry room
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Lay Out a Grid Pattern

Measure the room's floor to create a grid pattern. Do this by first finding the center line to create a 21 grid pattern.

Lay out the lines across the room and make equal marks roughly every 2' and place matching marks on the other end of the room.

Lay out the grid in our first direction with a chalk line.

Lay pre-marked tape over the chalk line, and once the tape is down in one direction, use marks on the tape to lay it in the other direction.

lay out grid pattern

Step 2: Mix the Concrete Overlay

Mix the concrete overlay with the correct amount of water and color according to directions, mixing the powder into the water otherwise it will clump up.

Mix with a paddle bit for two minutes until it is the consistency of frosting, and let it slate (set for a couple of minutes) and then stir again.

Note: Be sure to protect the walls with paper or plastic and wear protective clothing.

Step 3: Apply the Overlay

Use a hopper gun to spray overlay onto the floor. Be sure to spray slowly and evenly, leaving a nice speckled pattern.

Go over top with a second color to fill in the gaps and give the floor a contrasting look.

Let it set overnight.

spray overlay onto floor

Step 4: Finish the Floor and Paint the Sink

Pull up the tape on the floor once it's dry.

Paint the floor with waterproof sealer and let it dry.

Paint the sink with a concrete stain and sealer.

paint sink with concrete stain and sealer