When Kathy decided to redo her art studio, she knew she wanted a “big and sparkly” look. After ripping up the old carpet, she found smooth concrete underneath. So, she headed off to home depot for a garage floor epoxy coating kit, which came with black and white decorative flecks. She instantly thought, “Why not glitter?” Six jars of chunky gold glitter later, she had a gorgeous, glittering floor that looks like something out of a fairytale.
According to The Crafty Chica, here’s what you’ll need to do…
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- 1 garage floor coating kit (found at home improvement stores)
- 2 paint rollers, handle, 2 trays
- 1 scrub brush for cleaning the floor before you start
- 1 bucket and mop
- 6-8 jars of chunky glitter, bowl
- 1 brush for edging
- 1 gallon of water-based polyurethane varnish, high gloss
- Fans, open windows!
1. Use the cleaner in the kit to fully clean your floor. Mix it in the bucket, scrub, rinse with mop.
2. Scrape off any glue, patch holes, let dry.
3. Mix the two parts of paint mixture according to package directions. Stir vigorously. Seriously, this stuff is just like resin, you have to mix it really good or it won’t work!
4. Pour into one paint tray, use a brush to paint the edges of the room.
5. Now use one of the rollers to paint a section of the room.
6. Throw handfuls of glitter in the air so it lands evenly. Don’t throw or toss it like chicken feed or it will land in piles or splotches.
7. Keep working section by section, make sure to add glitter to cover the section lines so it will all blend.
8. If you want light glitter, just lightly toss. If you want heavy glitter, spread generously (like mine!).
9. Let dry over night, extra if you live in a humid climate. Use push broom to sweep off excess glitter. Scrub away areas that are too thick, you want it to all be even. Sweep up extra and toss it.
10. Open can of varnish, pour in the second paint tray and use second roller to apply an even coat. Let dry and add another coat. Repeat four or five times. You want the floor to be smooth so you can wipe up any spills.
11. Let dry for 2-3 days before moving in furniture or walking on it.