Alright today is the last day for the Tuesday Tutorial on floor cloths. Please see the bottom of the post for the other two parts :-). Please everyone keep in mind that I am not a professional and this may not be the best way to make these, but this is the way I do it. If you want to check out some awesome floor cloths and have any further questions I can't answer check out this blog http://canvasworksfloorcloths.com/wordpress/
So where were we.... oh yes.... I was finished painting.
After I made sure it was dry I decided to make mine a little darker. An aged look if you will. I happen to have Chestnut Minwax gel stain on hand so that is what I used. You will thank me later when I tell you to wear rubber gloves and old clothes. I used an old t-shirt sleeve to wipe the stain on. The first coat I wiped on in one direction. I tried to wipe some off as I was going, but that didn't go to well so what I did was kept going over it with the sleeve to lighten it. I then let this dry for a few hours and went back to put on a second coat that I then went in a circular motion with the stain. This picture is after the first coat.
After the stain dried completely after a few hours... ok days.... I couldn't get back to it right away. I then put 4 coats of polyurethane on it letting it dry completely between coats. If you happen to have polyacrylic that works just as well. After it dries completely you are ready to use it. In order to clean it you should be able to use mild soap and water to wash it then dry it off. I do not recommend you use it outside as the weather will eventually ruin it. Also if you live anywhere that gets snow and salt don't use it at the door where you come in. I highly recommend you put one of those rubber floor mats under your floor cloth so that it does not slide. If you made a small one sometimes you can buy the rubber shelf liner and that works great too. Like I said this is where I decided mine should go. Again my dog would not walk on it at first he stood at the top of the steps of my DD room and whined.
Now a question for all of you... Where can I find blackboard paint the cheapest?
Floor cloth Part #1
Floor cloth Part #2