How Floorcloths are Made

Step 1

To start, you'll need a heavyweight 100% cotton duck canvas.

You begin by shrinking the canvas, then cutting it to approximately 1 inch larger than the finished size. Turn the 1 inch hem under and press, then sew and miter the corners. This will give you a more durable product.

Step 2

The next step is to prime the canvas, let it dry, then apply one coat of the base coat color you've chosen, and let that dry.

Step 3

Now, configure and layout your design. Choose your colors and begin painting each element. Letting it dry thoroughly between each paint color.

Step 4

To finish your floorcloth, apply 4-5 coats of a water based sealant of your choice.

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Finished Floorcloth

Making a Floorcloth

Making a Floorcloth

Making a Floorcloth

Making a Floorcloth

Making a Floorcloth

On the left is the finished floorcloth (shown in development above) in its new home.


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Blank Floorcloths