The Complete Floorboard Paint Guide

Floorboards can get a bit ratty after years of being literally under our feet. Stains, scuffs, and mysterious marks might have you using furniture and rugs as disguise rather than decoration. But floor damage does not mean you have to get the whole thing expensively sanded back and recoated, or carpeted at just as much expense. Wood floor paint or floorboard paint is the inexpensive alternative to a complete rework that will bring light, colour, and protection to your floors!

Below we look at the top paint for floorboards available in the UK and all the reasons for their popularity.

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Ronseal DiamondHard Floor Paint

Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Paint – Indoor and Outdoor

Ronseal does exactly what it says on the tin with this one – the Diamond Hard coating is heavy duty protection against scuffs, scratches, and daily wear and tear. It is water based, quick drying and:

  • Resists flaking, peeling & chipping
  • Resists bleach, alcohol, grease and dirt
  • Is available in a satin finish in 10 different colours
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Dulux Floor Paint

Dulux Wood Floor Paint – Quick drying and hard-wearing

Dulux Floor Paint is designed for sprucing your floorboards with a new colour and a nice satin finish. It resists the damage of a busy daily life and:

  • Is quick drying and water-based
  • Has a “Diamond Tough Formulation”
  • Is hard wearing and scratch resistant

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Blackfriar Polyurethane Floor Paint

Blackfriar Polyurethane Floor Paint – Protection in any colour

A solvent-based polyurethane coating for wood floors, Blackfriar’s Floor Paint is not just heavy duty protection, it is also:

  • Available in 7 standard colours, as well as the full RAL range upon request
  • Specially formulated to resist oil and grease
  • Can be applied to previously painted surfaces, indoor or outdoor
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PaintPeople Floorboard Paint

PaintPeople Floorboard Paint – For anything you throw at it

Paint People Floorboard Paint is a hard wearing polyurethane for protecting and beautifying your floorboards, even in those rooms that really take a pounding. It is:

  • A low sheen finish
  • Great at resisting stains
  • Available in Chalk White, Charcoal, Ash White, and Parchment White
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Trade Paints Floorboard Paint

Trade Paints Floorboard Paint – Matt, satin,or gloss

A polyurethane floorboard paint that comes in a range of glosses and is suitable for all internal wooden flooring, from bedrooms to halls to stairs. It is:

  • Comes in matt, satin, and gloss finish
  • Tough, durable, and abrasion resistant
  • Available in hundreds of colours
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Rustoleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint

Rustoleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint – Classic and timeless

Rustoleum’s Floor Paint is designed to give a classic chalky finish to your floorboards, like a traditional or ‘old timey’ paint. It provides a very low sheen finish which also:

  • Is water-based and very low odour
  • Resists knocks and scratches
  • Has exceptional coverage