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How to Remove a Vinyl Floor and Paint a Wood Floor

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Scrape Off Old Tile

With a scraper or putty knife, scrape off peel-and-stick vinyl floor tile.

Step 2: Remove Remaining Floor Backer

Once vinyl tile is removed, with a crowbar, remove any remaining floor backer/masonite until hardwood floor is exposed.

Step 3: Sand Hardwood Floor

Sand wood floor with a belt sander until smooth.

Step 4: Paint Floor

Using an oil-based paint of your choice, apply 2 coats of paint with a large roller to the floor. Let dry overnight before walking on the floor.

TIP: Use a paint roller with a built-in handle extension to save your knees and back!

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