How do I Paint an Interior Floor?

Some interior floors are hardwood, some are laminate, and others are plain concrete. When it comes to floor painting, it really pays to have the job done professionally. It is a difficult area of the home to paint and when it isn't properly prepared can head to the peeling and chipping of the substrate. Tikkurila have a range of products for flooring but we always recommend seeking technical advice from our team first. Some of our options are noted below.


  1. Betolux Akva Primer   (for bare concrete)
  2. Otex Akva (for bare wood)


  1. Multistop Internal blocking primer if required (ensure left to dry for 24 hours before topcoat)


  1. Betolux       (solvent-based gloss finish)
  2. Betolux Akva         (water-based semi-gloss finish, this quick-drying floor paint allows for a fast turnaround and re-commissioning of the room.)

Lacquering Options for wood

  1. Unica Super 20, Unica Super 60 or Unica Super 90, depending on the sheen level required (solvent-based option)
  2. Parketti Assa 20, Parketti Assa 50 or Parketti Assa 80, depending on the sheen level required (water-based option)

NB, if colour is required before lacquering, Parketti Assa Stain can be applied before a top coat of lacquer.

Lacquering Options for concrete

E-mail with details of your project for technical advice.


It is particularly important when painting interior floors to allow the paint to dry and cure before use. Consult the technical data sheet of each individual product for details but in general, you should be able to walk gently on the floors within the first few days, but it can take several weeks before the paint is fully cured.




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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

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