How to Paint Linoleum Floors

Here are some tips and tricks for painting floors with Dixie Belle Paint!

Step One: Clean the tile or linoleum to remove any dirt, mildew, or soap scum using our White Lightning Cleaner. This is a very important step that will allow the paint to adhere. After cleaning, wipe down the surface with a clean, wet sponge or rag to remove any residue, then allow the surface to dry thoroughly.

painting on linoleum floors with dixie belle paint

Step Two: Lightly sand the tile with fine (180-220 grit) sandpaper. A orbital sander will do a faster and better job than hand sanding. Cleaning and sanding will be your prep work prior to painting, the better you prep the less likely you will have to re-do it.

Step Three: Remove dust by wiping down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any dust and allow to dry before painting. Use Slick Stick so the paint will adhere to the slippery surface.

painting on linoleum floors with dixie belle paint

Step Four: Time to paint with your favorite Dixie Belle Color! There are 64 amazing colors to pick from! You can also optionally use a spray gun with Dixie Belle Paint.

Step Five: Sealing your floors. We highly recommend sealing your floor with Gator Hide, a water-repellent durable top coat that is easy to clean and very easy to apply. We suggest using a dry sponge to apply Gator Hide in 3 thin coats.


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  1. kellee Lehman says:

    can you paint baby shoes that are paten leather with dixie belle chalk paint.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Kellee, yes you can paint baby shoes and if you submit them to our Chalk Mineral Paint Enthusiasts Group, we’ll donate $1 to Soles4Souls! Learn more about our #PaintItForward campaign here: https://bit.ly/2Hvw0bY Happy painting! 🙂

  2. Catherine Steadman says:

    Any reason why I should not paint wood floors with your product?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Catherine, you can definitely paint wood floors with Dixie Belle Paint! Be sure to clean first with White Lightning! Happy painting! 🙂

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