How to Decorate Floors With Decoupage

Decoupage, even though a favorite medium for gift-sized furniture and crafts, also functions as a unique floor covering. Decoupage covers a floor up which has seen better days or that does not fit your sense of decor. It’s far less costly than brand new carpeting, wood or vinyl flooring, and may be tinted to your liking. This custom paper flooring looks a bit like stone when sealed and finished. Contractor’s paper, very similar to brown-paper-bag material but a little thicker, serves as the ground covering.

Wash the floor thoroughly with a mop and cleaner suited to your type of flooring. Allow to dry fully.

Fill holes, like between planks of a hardwood flooring, or a severe dip in concrete, with wood filler applied with a putty knife. Allow the putty to dry fully. Sand it with medium grit sandpaper. Sand away any high spots or imperfections which will puncture the decoupage paper over time. Wipe up the dust with a moist paper towel.

Unroll a massive section of contractor’s paper. Tear bits of it off in large rounded shapes, as well as some which are medium sized and small. Keep the pieces somewhat curved rather than extremely jagged for a more natural, natural appearance. Continue splitting pieces until you feel you’ll need at least enough for the whole project area.

Mix faculty glue and water in a bucket in equal proportions. Stir with a foam brush.

Use the glue mix liberally into the rear of a large rounded portion of the ripped paper using a foam brush. Press the piece down on the ground in a desirable starting location, smoothing out air bubbles or excess adhesive. It’s okay if adhesive escapes out or gets on the cover of the paper; the adhesive will adhere to some other piece of paper.

Repeat Step 5 with a second huge piece of paper, set near the first. Keep on gluing pieces down near one another. Use smaller pieces to fill in gaps to the ground.

Secure the paper straight-edge down as walls. When you run from right pieces, set a different piece of unglued paper along the wall line, then lapping up the wall slightly. Expand a straightedge at the ground line, then tear away the extra paper which would have covered part of this wall. Apply glue solution to the ground piece and smooth the paper into position.

Continue applying paper into the ground until the whole project area is covered. Allow to dry fully, a day or so in a dry climate.

Apply polyurethane floor sealer using a broad paintbrush and smooth lines that were parallel. Brush gently across bubbles to pop them. Allow sealer to dry fully. Apply a lot more coats of sealer, as desirable, allowing each to dry between coats.

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