A few weeks ago I painted the floor in the home office of the Big House Job. I used a floor enamel, oil based in a pale shade of green. The floor had never been painted before, and was quite old and worn. After a coat of primer and 2 coats of the green paint, I felt like the floor was not durable enough to withstand too much abuse so I opted to apply an oil base polyurethane. I know that oil polys do yellow over time and warned my client this will happen. We decided to go ahead in hopes of having a strong finish. Well, less than 1 week later, the floor had already yellowed terribly! Because the floor is old and uneven, the yellowing also was uneven and looked like dirty stripes on the floor. I did some more research and decided the best bet would be to scuff up the poly w/sandpaper and then repaint with a floor and porch enamel.
My client decided to go with white this time. I used Benjamin Moore's Floor and Porch Enamel. Last week I applied the first coat and as soon as I started, I could see this paint was a much better floor paint. The green floor enamel I had used was made by Pratt & Lambert. I don't often use Pratt & Lambert paints because they are not readily available in my area, but I have been using a their Designer White for the trim in this house as well as on the ceiling, and have liked the wall and ceiling paint. I put two coats of the white on and we both decided we like the white in this room much better than the green! I will take some more pics when the furniture is placed back in here. So far, all the furniture is white, a table, desk and filing cabinet. She is thinking of getting a pink desk chair.
This is the chalkboard wall I did a few weeks ago in the 2nd floor playroom of this same house. As you can see, the room is still not put together yet, but you can see how much fun this wall will be for the 3 yr old twin boys! I added the alphabet in chalk at the top, so it can be erased and changed to something else later on. The bottom 2/3rds of the wall is also magnetic.