I finally got brave enough to do a custom finish on the attic floor. :D
I tried several different "recipes" until I found one that I liked.
First I applied a golden oak stain. After that was dry, I sanded the floor lightly. Then I mixed 50% Benjamin Moore Chamois paint, 50% water and four drops of gray paint to make a wash.
I ended up buying a can of clear acrylic latex glaze. I have plans to use it on some furniture later. With a can this big, I can do LOTS of furniture and paint LOTS of flowers!
I added 1/3 part glaze to the mixture above. The glaze helps to extend your work time although this took about 3 minutes to do!
I used a one inch brush with just a tiny bit of my paint/glaze mixture to lightly paint the floor. While it was still wet, I wiped most of it off with a dry rag. Then I used another dry brush to clean up where the paint went into the grooves of the floor.
When that was dry I applied a clear satin finish. You will see how that looks later. I love it.
I'm hoping to get all of the trim painted today so I can install it. THEN I can actually start building my garage.
Thanks for following along with my projects. Hope you have a great day!