eve ashcraft with three paint drops of porch and floor enamel
Photo: Ted Morrison
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Painted Floor

Enamel reinforced with a urethane-modified alkyd resin makes a painted pine floor as durable as polyurethaned hardwood. Use a brush to get the most even finish.

Porch & Floor Enamel in Ruby Dusk, Tarrytown Green, and Revere Pewter, about $58 per gallon;Benjamin Moore Paints

Pro Advice: "Contrary to popular thinking, a painted floor will hold up for years, if you keep it free of dust and grit."
Eve Ashcraft, architectural color consultant
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