Imagine a grimy floor with dust that just never leaves. Imagine a floor that in the heat and damp of summer spurted out big blobs of humid stains that resembled blood stains from a grisly murder. Paints a pretty picture for a studio floor.
We needed a quick fix for the studio floor. We would love hardwood in there since we spend oh 80 Percent of our waking hours in there but that’s going to be put on hold for a bit. So one fine HOT weekend we tackled the floor with a little help from our friends at Sherwin Williams. I knew I didn’t want just plain concrete paint on the floor. Two labs running a muck in the studio and I’d have scratches with in the first day. We took a chance and tried staining the floor ourselves. Now if we were truly talented and had more time we may have opted for the two-tone etched stain but it’s a studio floor people.
Let’s talk degreaser. We were good and got the degreaser and used it on one spot of the garage. Since it was a working garage there was oil. Here’s the thing. . . We only used it on this one section. The stain we picked was Charred Walnut and covered up all the stains and marks.
We waited for a Sherwin Williams Sale 40% off and used this coupon from Pottery Barn. DEAL! Quick fix to the floors $63.00.
The reviews online were a bit all over the place. I’ve had my Nutmeg and Sawyer running around in there and no scratches.
The best part of the project super fast to put on. Do we still have pox marks? Yes we do. But again quick fix for now.
The crappy part of this project… moving all the stuff to get to the floor. We cleared half the room and put it on side waited two hours did the other half. This was after all was dry and the mess we’ve been cleaning up.
Charred walnut definitely warmed the space up. Water stains are all gone and it’s been a hot humid week. The dogs and I have had a dust free week! We’re finishing up the curtains and decorations and what I like to refer as the good stuff.