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Floor Paint & Floor Varnish

Painting floors seems risky unless you know what you’re doing and what surface you’re working with. With a hard-wearing, non-slip, mid-sheen or gloss finish, you can easily take control of painting your floor. Our range includes floor paints which are waterproof, washable and available in a range of colours. 

Browse our floor paints and see which will work wonders on your floors. As a leading stockist of floor paints, The Paint Shed has the widest range of brand paints and custom mixes you’ll find online.

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  1. Fiddes Hard Wax Oil
    Fiddes Hard Wax Oil
    From £9.83 £8.19
  2. Blackfriar Anti-Slip Floor Paint
    Blackfriar Anti-slip Floor Paint
    From £18.73 £15.61
  3. Armstead Trade Floor Paint Ready Mixed colours 5L
    Armstead Trade Floor Paint Ready Mixed Colours 5l
    From £38.71 £32.26
  4. Osmo UV Protection Oil Extra Clear Satin
    Osmo Uv Protection Oil Extra Clear Satin
    From £27.30 £22.75
  5. Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Matt
    Rocktop Multi-surface Clearcoat Matt
    From £15.52 £12.93 Was £19.39
    -20%
  6. Johnstone's Trade Flortred Floor Paint Ready Mixed
    Johnstone's Trade Flortred Floor Paint Ready Mixed
    From £30.13 £25.11
  7. Armstead Anti Slip Floor Paint 5L
    Armstead Trade Anti Slip Floor Paint Ready Mixed 5l
    From £58.98 £49.15
  8. Coo-Var Floor Paint
    Coo-Var Floor Paint
    From £33.73 £28.11
  9. Johnstone's Trade Flortred Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Flortred Tinted Colours
    From £49.37 £41.14
  10. Blackfriar Polyurethane Floor Paint Ready Mixed
    Blackfriar Polyurethane Floor Paint Ready Mixed
    From £15.08 £12.57
  11. Farrow and Ball Wood Floor Primer and Undercoat
    Farrow and Ball Wood Floor Primer And Undercoat
    From £22.96 £19.13 Was £25.50
    -10%
  12. Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Satin
    Rocktop Multi-surface Clearcoat Satin
    From £15.52 £12.93 Was £19.39
    -20%
  13. Little Greene Intelligent Floor Paint
    Little Greene Intelligent Floor Paint
    From £35.10 £29.25 Was £39.00
    -10%
  14. Coo-Var Anti-Slip Acrylic Floor Paint
    Coo-Var Anti-slip Acrylic Floor Paint
    From £32.83 £27.36
  15. Teamac Industrial Floor Paint
    Teamac Fast Drying Industrial Floor Paint
    From £35.98 £29.98
  16. Coo-Var Suregrip
    Coo-Var Suregrip
    From £49.54 £41.28
  17. Osmo Polyx-Oil Raw
    Osmo Polyx-oil Raw
    From £32.57 £27.14
  18. Johnstones Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    From £40.24 £33.53
  19. Blackfriar Acrylic Floor Paint Ready Mixed Colours
    Blackfriar Acrylic Floor Paint Ready Mixed Colours
    From £14.56 £12.13
  20. Coo-Var Acrylic Floor Paint
    Coo-Var Acrylic Floor Paint
    From £32.28 £26.90
  21. Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin
    From £48.68 £40.57
  22. Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Gloss
    Rocktop Multi-surface Clearcoat Gloss
    From £15.52 £12.93 Was £19.39
    -20%
  23. Fiddes Premier Wood Varnish Matt
    Fiddes Premier Wood Varnish Matt
    From £16.79 £13.99
  24. Macpherson Trade Floor Paint Tinted Colours
    Macpherson Trade Floor Paint Tinted Colours
    From £53.76 £44.80
  25. Fiddes Premier Wood Varnish Satin
    Fiddes Premier Wood Varnish Satin
    From £16.79 £13.99
  26. Johstones Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss
    From £40.24 £33.53
  27. Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish Satin
    Sadolin Pv67 Heavy Duty Varnish Satin
    From £26.89 £22.41
  28. Johnstone's Floor Varnish Satin Clear
    Woodworks Floor Varnish Satin Clear
    From £40.24 £33.53
  29. Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Floor Varnish Gloss Clear
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Floor Varnish Gloss Clear
    From £40.24 £33.53
  30. Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish Gloss
    Sadolin Pv67 Heavy Duty Varnish Gloss
    From £26.89 £22.41

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FAQs

The paint you need will depend a lot on the surface you’re working with, what prep works need carrying out, and what finish you’re looking for. The type of paint needed for tiles in your kitchen will be completely different than the floor paint for wood in your bedroom.

We have a range which covers all bases, and you can start by using the filter option on the left side of the page to narrow your selection down based on surface.

The Paint Shed always stocks brands we believe provide the best value for money, and there are many which develop products for different floor types. Some of the most notable floor paint brands include:

  • Dulux Trade
  • Johnstone’s Trade
  • Johnstone’s Woodworks
  • Macpherson Trade
  • Blackfriar
  • Armstead
  • Coo-Var
  • Rocktop
  • Sadolin
  • Osmo

When working with “floors” outside, in areas like your garage or driveway, you’ll need to get specific paints which are made to deal with precise materials and external factors. For example, someone painting their garage floor will want to look at concrete paint, while someone with decking around the house should get wood oil & wax, which is microporous and provides UV protection.

For anyone about to paint over wooden floors in their home, it is worth visiting our woodcare section

If you have had it with that one step outside the door that people always slip on, you’re going to want paint which is specifically formulated to be anti-slip or has low slip properties when it gets wet.

The best options within the range include:

For anyone working on multiples surfaces, moving from tile to wood to metal, you can’t go wrong with Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat as your finish. It will help if you’ve been working with different materials and want to ensure the job looks as best as possible in the end. We have Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat available in Satin, Matt & Gloss.

Depending on the surface, you can’t go wrong with either Sadolin Polyurethane Floor Varnish Gloss or Johnstones Quick Dry Polyurethane Floor Varnish Satin. Which one you need will be down to the finish you want.

It all comes down to the product you’re using and the surface you’re working on. For example, a coat of Johnstone’s Flortred is touch day within 4 hours on average, while the likes of Blackfriar Polyurethane Floor Paint recommend 16 hours between recoats.

When working on floors, it is best to err on the side of caution and take a “coat a day” approach for best results. 

Getting a ready floor starts with a surface test. Depending on the surface, you’ll want to check as follows:

  • Existing hardwood floors require a simple surface test
  • Interior work on concrete and wooden floors will need latex or oil-based paint, while laminate floors will not accept paint. You need to do a surface test by painting a small section and waiting for any reactions
  • For floors with an existing finish, a compatibility test is needed. If any wrinkling, lifting, or discolouration occurs, the existing finish will need to be removed.

After your test, right before painting on the floors, you’ll want to make sure:

  • The floor is dry
  • The floor is dust-free
  • The floor is fully cleaned
  • Uneven surfaces are sealed or adequately prepared


If you’re working on wooden floors, please double check you have everything you need at our Woodcare section. It has fillers and cleaning solutions that help get wooden floors ready.

Once you have the floor ready, you can begin prepping your surface for paint by scuffing your floor with grit paper (you can get some in our accessories section). Follow by vacuuming dust and wiping the surface down to ensure maximum floor paint adherence. If your floor is prepped and fully dry, you can apply primer. Some trade floor paints will be self-priming, but it is best to check if a priming layer is required. Allow this layer to completely dry, then begin applying your floor paint. 

Add a thinning agent if one is required (we have Bartoline Pure Turps available). Using a roller affixed to an extension pole, work in quick, even movements. Try to paint in one direction consistently and do not overload the roller. When you’ve finished your floor, immediately clean your roller and brushes so they can be used for future touch-ups.

If this is your first time painting floors, we recommend visiting our Tips & Advice section to read some of the articles focussed on specific surfaces. If you have a question about floor paint, get in touch with the customer team here.