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Old 05-07-2016, 01:55 PM
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Protecting the floor in a home studio

I want to have hardwood floors in my townhouse; the second bedroom is used for painting. Sure, I have plenty of tarps, but my question is has anyone experience with flooring treatments (by professionals or DIY) that protect the wood, such as epoxy.

Generally, epoxy coverings may crack with something like wood, which is organic. But I've heard of some folks doing it. My goals it to coat the flooring with something that is resistant to paint, etc.

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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

I have nice hardwood floors in the room I use for a studio. I bought an inexpensive piece of carpet from a big box store to protect the floors. I don't worry about getting paint on it and it provides a little padding for standing in front of the easel. If it gets too nasty someday, I'll replace it. Best of luck!

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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

I have carpet throughout my house, and what I've done is laid old worn-out sheets or towels under my art table. As Lauresa said - I don't care if I (or the kids) spill paint on them, and they protect the carpet. If they get too bad, I toss them in the wash (ALONE!).
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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

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I have nice hardwood floors in the room I use for a studio. I bought an inexpensive piece of carpet from a big box store to protect the floors. I don't worry about getting paint on it and it provides a little padding for standing in front of the easel. If it gets too nasty someday, I'll replace it. Best of luck!

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Old 10-26-2016, 01:58 PM
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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

The prior owner of my townhouse put Pergo (yuck) in the room I'll be painting in; however, I've actually found it to be quite durable and resistant to scratching, etc. So I may be OK there.

I also had an idea, to install grommets in fabric drop cloths and mount them on the wall behind my easel to capture any splatters (and on the floor, of course), while I'm painting. They are pretty cheap at Home Depot. I couldn't use the plastic stuff, it would drive me nuts, especially with the noise it makes
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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

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I also had an idea, to install grommets in fabric drop cloths and mount them on the wall behind my easel to capture any splatters (and on the floor, of course), while I'm painting. They are pretty cheap at Home Depot. I couldn't use the plastic stuff, it would drive me nuts, especially with the noise it makes

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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

roll ends of lino are also good floor protectors, they're waterproof and rolly chairs work well on lino.

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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

I went to our local carpet shop and got some lino ends a nice slate effect it covers half my studio cost £10
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Re: Protecting the floor in a home studio

Rubber backed Rugs under my work area. It's saved me a lot of disasters. LOL.
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