Looking for any advice people have to offer about choice of paint, coatings, procedure, etc.
- Original kitchen floors (doug fir) from a 1925 home.
- About 150 sq ft.
- Floors were originally covered with sheet vinyl, using a tar adhesive. Over the years, 3 additional layers of linoleum have been added.
- (Everything's been tested for asbestos; no measurable asbestos content.)
- I've removed all linoleum, the sheet vinyl, and as much of the tar adhesive as I reasonably can without engaging in serious sanding. (Who knows how much wood I'd have to remove to erase all signs of the tar, staining, etc? I'd rather not find out.)
- We want a bright color (red/orange) on the floor, but for various reasons we'd prefer to paint than to lay down new linoleum (or other flooring).
Here's what I'm expecting:
- Sand thoroughly, rough (100-grit), clean up dust.
- No primer. (I've read/heard that primer doesn't stand up well to foot traffic. Too soft. Better to just apply the floor paint directly.)
- Apply multiple, thin (or thinned) coats of latex enamel paint, designed for floors. (Maybe Sherwin-Williams’ Porch and Floor Enamel?).
- No polyurethane top coat, which would make touch-ups more difficult.
- Touch-up annually or as needed.