Yesterday I started on my new floor mat for the hall. I found a piece of linoleum at Home Depot. Doesn't matter what the front looks like, it can be ugly, you won't see it. I try to find something with lines or squares, I use that as my guide when cutting, and this stuff cuts super easy. The piece I found was a 6' x8' piece for $21.00. The first thing I did was cut it to the size I wanted. Now prime the back of the linoleum. Next I measured out my design. I can't draw, so I have to use shapes that I can measure.
Next I use painters tape and tape around the edges I'm going to paint.
Then I start painting. And this step is very important. For my first coat of paint, I paint it the color of the square that is next to it. This way if anything bleeds under the tape, you won't know it because it is the same color. After the first coat has dried I then paint the color I want the square to be. See how sharp my lines are? This is because my first coat of paint sealed the tape.
When the painted is good and dry, move on to the rest of the squares. This takes FOREVER!
Now all of my darker beige is done. At this point I have about 4 hours in this mat. I have to stop now because I used all of my painters tape. I will let this dry a day or so before I tape the squares next to it. Now I'm off to the store to get some more painters tape, I'll try to update later.