Wood tongue and groove porch flooring – A porch is one of the first things that people see when approaching their house. Keep the painting in good condition to create a cozy attractive space, from the entrance. Porches are often constructed with tongue and groove flooring that interlocks along the edges to form a solid floor. Painting a floor of the tongue and groove porch requires attention to detail so you can get a uniform layer of paint on the surface and in the small spaces between the boards. Poles, stairs, railings, spindles and other decorative details also require special attention.
Sand the entire surface of the wood tongue and groove porch flooring in the same direction as the grain of the wood, using a fine grain sander to dull the existing paint. Sanding allows the primer to adhere correctly. Sand the poles, stairs, railings, spindles and other details with a fine grain sander detail.
Wash the sanded surfaces with a cloth and a bucket of soapy water. Allow the surface to dry completely before continuing. Then for paint wood tongue and groove porch flooring, brush in a uniform primer coat with a 3-inch synthetic bristle brush. Start with the higher areas of the entrance and your way of working so you do not have to place a ladder against wet paint. Apply a uniform layer of exterior grade, even acrylic house paint, using the 3-inch brush for large surfaces and the 2-inch frame brush for smaller, detailed areas.