Should you paint hardwood flooring? Here’s what you need to know |

Painting wooden flooring seems like a fail-safe solution to updating tired-looking boards. It’s a job you can DIY, relatively cheaply and you can have new chic flooring in just a weekend. What’s the catch?

I painted my bedroom floorboards white just over a year ago. So I now know the catches, I know the downsides, I now know what I wished I had known a year ago before I ripped up the bland gray carpet and got happy with whatever generic white paint I had to hand.