Step 1. After the carpet was ripped up, along with nails/staples removed, we cleaned the floor using a TSP substitute solution from Home Depot. This is a heavy duty cleaner that removes grease and dirt. The floor needs to really be clean so scrubbing this solution in with a brush is necessary. Rinse this with water and dry the area (we used large towels).
Step 5. Using painters tape, we marked off the diamonds. The linoleum design was actually perfect squares so making our pattern was next to effortless. It is best to do diamonds that are not touching either other and then to fill in the gaps once everything is dry. Also, make sure to rip up the tape when the paint is still a little wet so that no peeling occurs.