Lounge Floor Restoration

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Project by Kay Preston posted 03-11-2015 07:55 PM 1313 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small lounge floor.
A lot of scraping old glue from previous carpet. Why the heck do they put so much?
2 days of hard work. .. just to get the glue off.
3 days to fill gaps with putty. Sand by hand scratches out.. remove rusted nails from the edge carpet grippers that rusted in to the boards. Washed floor twice…...then washed with sugar soap. Twice. Rinsed 5 times.
2 applications of wood borer insecticide.
No stain. ... just water based clear floor varnish. 3 coats.
All in all….8 solid days…..All by hand.. no machines.
It’s not a hard wood floor that would deserve a professional sanding. It’s just an old pine floor that needed a face lift.
Compared to how it used to be….. its just fab.


-- One day.....oh boy!!! One day..... I'll be half as good ..

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 11:47 PM

the difference is just stunning kay

lots of work for sure
but the joy lasts

and doing this by hand
is a good way to treasure your tools
as you acquire more of them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 11:53 PM

I’ve done this before and it takes a LOT of patience and hard work but it is rewarding – you did a wonderful job

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 03-13-2015 05:23 AM

Thank you both.
It is rewarding. The whole family think it’s great.
Pity they never helped. But they do their share in other ways.

-- One day.....oh boy!!! One day..... I'll be half as good ..

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