The parents I interact with in the long distance parenting communities all have unique stories.
Tweet Shares This summer I started redoing my guest room, and the first step was new flooring. Links to the follow-up posts can be found at the bottom of that post.
I wanted this floor to match my boys floor exactly, so I used the same brown paper, same stain, and same technique. The only thing I changed was the sealer I put on top.
First, we ripped out the old carpetfilled the holes, and ripped and wrinkled the paper, cleaned the floor…all the prep work. Then I started glueing. After I finished and everything dried for a day, I stained.
I used oil based Minwax stain in Provincial, mopping it on with a deck pad. I let that dry for a day or so, then went ahead and sealed it.
Here is where it gets interesting. When I did my paper bag experiments this summer I had a clear winner when it came to sealers…Bona Traffic, hands down.
It was bulletproof on my test board and I was excited to get it on my floor. The Bona traffic is a two-part sealer, it has the sealer and a bottle of hardener you mix in.
When I was ready to get started sealing I went ahead and poured the entire bottle of hardener into the sealer and got to work. After I finished the first coat I started reading the back of the container while waiting for it to dry. Product properties are diminished after 4 hours.
I had read that part before while doing experiments…how did I forget? Luckily it was a Saturday morning when this happened and Adam was home. The first coat of Traffic sealer I applied to the guest room floor actually dried really quickly in like 30 minutes so I added another coat while prepping the boys floor.
I never did figure out what was causing it. Anyway, scraped it up as best I could and tried to pull it up with tape — fail before adding more sealer on top. Anyway, I went back and forth sealing both rooms in 30 minute intervals.
Since then this was about six months ago is when I have become pretty frustrated with the floors. The Bona Traffic is not holding up like I had hoped. I dug at it with a fork and you could barely tell.
I was sure I would be able to abuse my floors with no consequences…but thats not the case at all. I think the difference is that for my experiments I waited about 24 hours between coats of sealer, and with this I obviously rushed it and added four coats in about three hours.
Or maybe putting this on a concrete floor vs.
Both floors still look great if you stand back a bit, and if the sealer blisters up I can just cut it out and add more sealer. Anyway, after all the paper bag experiments this summer I thought an update was needed. I wish it was a better one!My Cancer Story, Part 1: The Diagnosis.
Many of you have been following my oncology saga and have been so supportive with your comments, prayers, and thoughts, and I will be forever grateful for each and every one of you.
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