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How to paint diamond flooring

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Create diamond flooring

Paint a diamond floor

Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design. Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

You will need: Ply sheeting (or use your existing floor), measuring tape, pencil, masking tape, 1L Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Gull Grey*, 1L Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Cod Grey, 1L Resene Aquaclear, roller and tray.

*The amount of paint needed will depend on the size of the area you are painting.

Top tip: Create stripes and other patterns using the low tack masking tape. As an alternative paint system you can also use Resene Walk-on flooring and paving paint and Resene Concrete Wax.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Measure up the diamonds and mark out using a pencil, to ensure they are all the same size. Use the tape to mask out the pattern.
Step 2
Step two
Get rolling, starting with Resene Gull Grey on alternating diamonds. Leave to dry, before applying the second colour Resene Cod Grey to the other diamonds.

Step 3
Step three
Carefully remove the tape before Resene Cod Grey has completely dried.

Step 4
Step four
Once the paint is fully dry, apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear, which will protect the surface.

Finished room
Finished project

Styling by LeeAnn Yare, photography by Melanie Jenkins

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