Tag : finishing

I Love the Smell of Polyurethane in the Morning

Smells like… victory. Seriously.

First coat.

The finished wood doesn’t actually look as dark as this.

Now I just gotta wait another 72 hours for it to cure. Depending on the lighting, I either really like the natural wood (no stain) look or have continued misgivings about it. Natural light: looks great. Artificial: misgivings. It’s unfair to judge until it’s all settled and done with anyway.

I’ll do some sort of floor refinishing post-mortem some time after the 72 hours are up. While I’m waiting for it to dry, I’ll probably go back into the kitchen for a day or two and see if I can get rid of the rest of the tiles and pull the sink cabinet out (the tricky part is that the pipes have grown up through the bottom of it), then it’ll be back to the living room and bedrooms. On deck there:

  • Paint prep (patching, spackling, sanding, removing plates and vents, removing light fixtures, taping, laying ground cover).
  • One coat of Kilz on every surface I can find that isn’t a floor or window.
  • Paint ceiling (flat white).
  • Paint walls (hoping to find the same green I had in NYC).
  • Paint trim (white).

That should take care of next week.