Can You Paint A Screeded Floor?

Screeded floors not only give you a beautiful, seamless floor finish but because of their longevity and durability, they are very economical. Used for both new build and renovation projects, they provide a smooth, level surface that’s perfect for painting.

Search any home design magazine and you’ll see just how on-trend a painted floor is at the moment.

But before you start painting, there are a few things you need to do.

Surface Preparation & Floor Cleaning

After your screed floor has been laid, you’ll find there will be some leftover laitance. These are just some fine particles, but they will need sanding. It’s best to get a trained contractor with specialised equipment to carry out this process, which will also remove any surface contaminants. Then make sure the floor is vacuumed thoroughly.

It’s highly recommended to use a primer before painting, which is specifically designed to fully seal the surface and adhere to the paint.

Then you’re ready to paint. There are many types of suitable floor paint, so it’s best to talk to a specialist paint store for all your options.

Benefits of Painting a Screed Floor

Reduce Dust: Paint will impregnate and seal the floor surface, which will reduce the amount of dust that gathers.

Stain Resistance: Concrete and screed are porous, meaning moisture can be absorbed into the surface. This means it’s susceptible to staining from things such as oils or fats. The painting will help prevent this.

High-Level Protection: Screed floors can have a lot of traffic, things dropped on them, people in high heels, etc. If you paint with hardwearing floor paint, you’ll help protect against wear and tear.

If you’re renovating or building a new home, painted screed can quickly give your home that designer look. It’s ideal if you want to put in underfloor heating, as it wastes very little heat.

To find out more about screeding and painting your floor or to request a quote for your project, contact UK Screeds today.