Step 5: Paint Over the Chalk Lines

Using a 1½-inch painter's brush—and taking care not to paint yourself into a corner—go over the chalk lines with a stain in a contrasting color. Aim to let the floorboard edges run through the centers of the lines.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
      1½-inch painter's brush
    • scissors
    • chalk

    Shopping List

    Exterior stain, tinted. Get 1 gallon each of a base color and a contrasting color

    Heavy paper or posterboard

    Roller cover (¼-inch nap for wood)