The question is should I paint some of the floors? One of the things that I wished I could have done when I purchased this home was to have the floors re-finished before moving in. The cost for such an endeavor made it not possible and it will remain not possible for sometime.
The floors are truly in sad shape and some rooms are worse than others, but my bedroom is particularly in bad shape. There are water stains in various places, termite damage, paint spots and several gouges in the surface. I have my eye a large Persian rug for the room and like many of the other rooms these rugs cover much of the floors, but it’s the areas that are not covered that tend to be some of the worse areas.
Many years ago I had rented a place where the landlords allowed me to paint the floors. They looked great, but for some reason I am feeling hesitation this time around. Perhaps because I own them now? The facts are I won’t be having these floors re-finished in my life time so it’s not my problem in the future if someone else decides to deal with the task. However, could it affect resale value?
If I do paint the floors I don’t intend on painting all the floors in every room. I am considering my bedroom and the hall between the two ground level bedrooms. As of now, the bedroom that will be my mother’s room is in limbo because she has mentioned she may have wall to wall carpeting (gasp) installed.
I have found some examples of painted floor in a general Internet search. Choosing a color isn’t going to be easy. I do like the crisp clean quality of white, but I don’t think this works with my furnishings. Grey is also a nice choice, but again I don’t think it will work.
I may go with black or a brown…
There are too many choices so it will take me a little time to consider. Has anyone painted a hardwood floor before? Good idea? Bad idea?