|Forum topic by joshtank||posted 04-09-2011 03:58 PM||4564 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
04-09-2011 03:58 PM
So I have a house circa the 40’s and it has wood floors.
They have filler in between the boards, and it’s come up in the high traffic areas, leaving these gaps in the floor.
It’s a small house, so doing whatever by hand is fine – BUT we also live in it / have more animals than I care for / and my wife is pregnant. Taking everything out, and doing it all at once isn’t an option really. (boarding animals, hotel, need that money for kid stuff etc). And room by room seems the way to go so the pregnant wife doesn’t feel like she’s living in an unending construction area.
I started using ZAR wood patch (it’s like wood pudding) to fill these cracks. (we’re NOT sanding the whole floor down and restaining then doing poly) so i tape of a crack, fill it, it dries, fill again, then sand, and stain to match, then pull up the tape. So far it’s working pretty decently and we’re happy with it. it’s already less humid in the room having the cracks in the floor fixed. ha
After doing the bedroom this way, i’m going to poly it.
1. A water-based poly is ideal for us. faster drying time, minimal fumes etc for pregnant wife etc. what do i have to do to the floor before applying it? i was thinking a light steel wool to rough up the poly it has now..?
2. cleaning the floor. what it the best thing to clean it with before applying the water based poly? vinegar and water? a box of ‘magic erasers’ ?
3. Any other fun things I should know about this project…?
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