Turn Any Room Into A Masterpiece With 3D Floor Painting!

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3-D floor painting is the latest design fad for transforming open areas of floor into little works of art. Even the dingiest factory staff room or waiting area can be transformed into a light, eye-catching space with the addition of bespoke artwork and a hard wearing epoxy paint. But what is all the fuss really about with 3-D painting? Is it worth your time and money to invest in? Let’s find out…

What Is 3D Floor Painting?

3-D floor painting uses a special epoxy paint to create dramatic three-dimensional images on the floors of shops, homes, offices and indeed any other space. It is popular in the US and is now starting to become more widely adopted here in the UK. The idea is nothing new. Vinyl stickers have been used for years to create floor murals, but epoxy 3-D paint really brings an image to life by giving an image a sense of depth and drama. It also makes the floor surface more practical for daily use, as it carries all the strength advantages of standard epoxy paint. As many people are still unfamiliar with 3-D floor paint, here are a couple of examples we found from the Internet:

Figure 1: A dolphin emerging from a bathroom floor! https://www.demilked.com/interior-ideas-3d-epoxy-polymer-floors/


Figure 2: A museum corridor transformed into the surface of Mars. http://www.dustymars.net/art-flooring/

How Does It Work?

Briefly, for a 3-D painted floor you need to start with the appropriate 3-D images, which are sized and printed off to match your area of flooring. You’ll then need to prepare the floor space as you would for any epoxy coat. After this, mix a primer coat the recommended catalyst to the manufactures specification, and make sure it is thoroughly stirred. Give the surface two coats of this primer and allow to cure, usually 12-24 hours. The 3-D image templates are then carefully applied to the surface using adhesive plaster, and then rolled out to remove any air bubbles. Gaps between image tiles will need careful filling with clear glue suitable for overcoating with an epoxy top coat. The 3-D surface will then need to be thoroughly coated with clear two-part epoxy floor paint, in two coats at least 12- 24 hours apart. If required, complete the surface with a coat of slip or spill resistant paint as required. Voila!

How Much Does It Cost?

The price of 3-D floor painting depends on several factors, such as the design, level of detail and finish. If you choose to have your space professionally painted, it could set you back £75 - £400 per metre. If you have the tools, creative flair and expertise to do it yourself, you could achieve a spectacular, unique finish fairly cheaply, from as little as £5 to £10 per metre. Of course, quality is important with a 3-D paint job. In most cases you get what you pay for, so research any provider carefully and if possible seek out testimonials on completed jobs.

Why Choose 3D Floor Painting?

It is an open question why someone would want to invest in 3-D floor painting. It may be easier to ask why not? There are so many different designs and concepts available that users are effectively only limited by their imagination. Any 3-D painted floor is going to make a big impact on visitors. Some homes have started using 3-D painted surfaces in bathrooms or even living rooms, while businesses use them in reception areas. In general, only small surface areas that experience modest traffic are given the 3-D paint treatment, due to the expense, but in principle there is nothing to stop you painting the floor of your warehouse or shop in 3-D – so long as you prepare the surface correctly and use the correct products.

A Great Selection Of Epoxy Paints from TA Paints

We stock a wide range of high-quality epoxy paints, floor paints and specialist paints for individuals and wholesale customers. Please visit our online store for details of our current product range. For more information about choosing the right type of paint for your application, please download our Guide to Industrial Floor Paints by clicking here.