How to Stencil wooden or concrete flooring in 4 steps

One of the big interiors trends I’ve seen in the past couple of years is for patterned tiles in the home, either in the bathroom, hallway or elsewhere and I have to say they always look rather lovely! I’ve also seen a few brave people having a go themselves on interiors Facebook groups that I belong to, and the majority of the time the result looks rather impressive.

If you fancy having a go yourself, here is what you will need, and what you have to do, in 4 (fairly easy) steps!

What you will need

  • Rust-Oleum chalky finish floor paint (in two different colours)
  • Small foam roller and tray
  • Large roller and tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Sander
  • Stencil
  • Cloth
  • Masking tape
  • Paint stirrer
  • Can opener


Step 1

Chalky Finish Floor Paint can be applied to concrete floors, bare wooden floorboards and floorboards with old paint and varnish, once the surface is properly prepared. Wooden floors should be sanded, vacuumed, and wiped completely clean and allowed to fully dry before painting.

Step 2

Take your paint base colour (chalk white is used here) and paint around the edges of the room, cutting in a couple of inches. Next, take your large roller and get to work on the main area of the floor. Start at the furthest corner and move backwards towards the door, leaving yourself an escape route! You will need at least two coats- check on the tin for drying times between coats. The thinner the coat, the more hard-wearing it will be, as it will dry harder. 

Step 3

Measure the floor to locate its centre. Using the masking tape, position the stencil at the centre so it does not move while you are painting. 

Step 4

Take your chalky finish floor paint colour (Anthracite is used here) and apply a small, even amount of paint to the small foam roller. Apply the paint to the stencil. To avoid bleeding, make sure that there is only a small amount of paint on the roller at all times. Remove the stencil and re-position it. Depending on your stencil, you may need to wait for your design to touch-dry to avoid smudging the previous stencil. Repeat until the whole floor is covered. 

So what do you think?

Would you ever have a go at this? I’d love to hear!


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