Step 4: Outline The Diamonds

step by step how to paint a six-point star on wood floor, use ruler and permanent marker to outline diamonds
Photo: Mark Samu
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Using the metal ruler and a fine-point permanent black marker, outline the diamonds. This is a good time to remind yourself not to sweat small imperfections; the pattern should look hand-painted, and small blips will disappear once you are standing and seeing them from 5 feet away.
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    Tools List

    • scissors
      Scissors
    • pencil
      Pencil
    • string
      String
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
      Metal ruler
    • black marker
      Fine-point permanent black marker
    • paintroller
      Roller and brush for cutting in (base coat)
    • paintbrushes
      Small artist's brush, half-inch brush, and regular paint brush (stars)
    • paintbrush
      Brush and applicator (polyurethane)
    • cleaning rag
      Rag

    Shopping List

    Paper and pasteboard

    Small jars with lids

    1 gallon flat latex (base coat)

    4 to 5 pints latex in other colors, any finish

    1 gallon high-gloss polyurethane

    1 gallon semigloss polyurethane