We are nearly there with our simple kitchen makeover at last! I can now see the end in sight.
For those that have been following along on Instagram stories you’ll know that for part of the renovation we painted the floor with V33 tile floor paint ‘Moondust’.
It always amazes me how changing the floor impacts the space so dramatically. Where there were old red tiles before, there is now this unified pale grey colour. It make the whole space feel a lot bigger and the light bounces off it beautifully.
I was a bit anxious about painting the floor, because of the condition it was in, I wasn’t convinced that we would be able to achieve a good finish through paint alone. The old tiles were flaking in places, and the red tile dust would transfer on to anything that came into contact with the floor. The V33 paint has definitely been thoroughly put to the test by covering this worn and difficult surface.
V33 floor paint the basics…
- Seal the floor – You have to seal the floor first with the V33 Floor Preparation Product. It’s pretty easy to do, just time consuming as you have to leave it for 24 hours before you can paint it.
- Simple to apply – The V33 paint is really simple to use. Note – Once you mix in the additive that comes with the paint you need to use the paint within ten days.
- Great coverage – The floor was really well covered after 2 coats.
- Hard wearing – I am really hoping that the paint will stand up to all the foot traffic it will get. The kitchen floor gets a lot of heavy use. It’s been about 3 weeks since the floor was finished and so far so good.
- Satin finish – the V33 floor paint is also available in White, Carbon (a dark grey) and Chilli Red.
It took most of the Easter weekend to paint our small space but that was mostly down to the logistics of painting a little room with several large appliances in it. In the end we worked out that we needed to move all the appliances into the middle of the room, paint under them, and then move them back really carefully in order not to scratch the floor that we had just painted! Then I was able to paint the rest of the space in one go.
Once the floor was finished and for at least a day afterwards, I was reluctant to let anyone walk on it. We have all been tiptoeing around the kitchen in our bare feet. After all our hard work, I want to keep it looking pristine for as long as possible. Actually though, now that it is painted, it is so much easier to keep clean compared to the old floor.
There are still a few things to do before the kitchen is completely finished; a couple of curtains to make, one for under the sink, and one for the window, plus a couple of simple last minute touches. As I mentioned in my last post The Monthly Voice, I also want to spruce up the breakfast room which joins onto the kitchen and really feels like part of the same space. Realistically though, I’m not going to get round to starting that for a little while, but hope to be back to share with you the finished kitchen in the next couple of weeks.
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