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