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« on: February 15, 2008 07:52:24 PM »

After 2 months of scraping lino that look like false wood tiles of a orange brown color.. very male seventies look..   I used some strong adhesive remover..jaspers I think..
Then  I gave the cement a primer clear coat.. and purchase 3 shades of blue/  to create a large faux slate.. It looks more painterly in the pictures.. but  It's a nice look of layering and really highlights the irregularities of the cement.. (like rocks are not perfect )
Anyways I took the same color and graphed and took my time getting the tree just right.. (I was going for the tree of life).. but ended up with the tree of love.. notice the hiding hearts in it?    I wanted it to look as if it was carved into the floor.. It looks more carved in person..   all I need to do is seal it with the top coat.. But I am very pleased .. Groat is not my thing and I don't care for lino.. SO I am very happy as this is going to be sooo easy to clean.. Smiley It was also fairly inexpensive compared to other projects that involve floors and  the paint takes  4 hrs to dry.. and if you cheat and use a hair dryer sometimes faster...

Myself on the Floor.. painting .. Shadows..

husband really liked the swirly effect said it made the piece look old.. and artifact

a little over under action.. Also picked one of the heart limbs  to  do a scroll action so that you could follow the whole over under action.. my kids actually  walk on this line and follow it around ...it very interesting how they do that..

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008 08:08:12 PM »

You did a beautiful job! I've painted cement floors on occasion, but nothing so ambitious. My only advice is seal, seal, seal!!!

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008 08:17:06 PM »


can you let us know your experience after the first cleaning, I'm curious how it will hold up after traffic & harsh cleaners.

« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008 08:24:38 PM »

sure .. this is the same paint  behr  meant for garage floors and house and high traffic.. I actually have noticed more cement floors out in public places.. but they just use one color so it doesn't look as nice, it normally looks cheap So I brainstormed on the  mixing, blending, and layerng.. My friend did it 10 yrs ago when product wasn't as good.. she did her floor in a santa fe water color like design.. I only notced one chip in the paint that she can fix.. with .. some paint.... ( the regular acrylic paint my kids walked in 3 years ago on the drive while I was painting a picture has yet to come off...)
But I will let you know..  I promise..
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008 08:44:59 PM »

Oh, oh, oh!!!  I'm so happy to see your photos!

It looks AWESOME!

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008 08:49:17 AM »

That is so awesome!!

I want to paint or polish my basement slab, but alas, it has VAT on top, so we can't take them up to get to the cement. 
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008 11:22:50 AM »

Amazing.  I wish I had a kitchen floor I could put something like that on. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008 12:52:47 PM »

This is a GREAT thing to do with a cement floor, and now I'm in love with the idea of having a room with a floor that has some kind of labrynth design to walk around on.  (My kitchen has checkerboard tiles which so far is just good for hopscotch!)

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009 02:00:10 PM »

just for any one wonder how the floor did...  I could not find a good sealer.. nothing to with stand dropped kid ceral that would dry up on said floor then when I went to pick it off.. it would peel up the paint..  I loved it and it was distressed and came out nice..However we almost had to move so the floor got some thick laminate armstrong tile with grout on top...   we will miss the floor but it isn't cold on the feet anymore.. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009 07:29:56 PM »

You could make a painted mat or rug to replace it.

I make celtic knot stencils because I cannot draw them at all.  Your's was awsome by the way!!!

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