|floor cloth study|
The Garden Palace floors aren't ready for decoration but I'm afraid I just can't stop daydreaming about it.
I always planned to paint a faux carpet on the middle room floor.
But when the memory of painting a floor cloth popped up, I could not stop myself from ordering a roll of real heavy canvas (22 oz) suitable for floor cloths.
|floor cloth study with dark wax|
Yesterday I used a small scrap of canvas to experiment with different paints.
I purchased 4 colors of the Valspar sample jars to compare with Derivan Matisse Background paints I have.
|Valspar sample colors|
I definitely formed some opinions with this study.
Valspar is less expensive and readily available to me; however, it has a strong odor. It doesn't cover as opaque as I would like.
These 8oz sample jars are $2.98. The colors are beautiful but the fall//winter palette is what is available now.
I have a pretty large collection of Matisse Background colors. I must order them online. Matisse is 8.45oz jars for $10.00 and very opaque with one application.
I have concluded that I will use what I have and there is no reason that I can't mix the two different paints.
Now, I have to come up with a design that pleases me. Oh lordy, talk about a white canvas block! I will be painting two floor cloths each 5 feet by 9 feet before hemmed.
FYI: If you are inspired to paint one, there is a lot of info about floor cloths on the net.