Sunday, August 1, 2010

First Coat of Polyurethane

The first coat of polyurethane is down.  The floor is soaking it right up.  We tried applying the poly with a sponge roller but that put too many air bubbles into the polyurethane.  Bubbles and poly are a very bad combination.  So, Jim Bob is rolling the poly onto the floor with the sponge roller and then wiping the air bubbles away with a sponge brush.  I know that they have those wooly polyurethane applicators but Jim Bob didn't like the texture they left behind.  This is what he came up with and it is working out great so far, just a bit slower.

Before the poly could be applied, we sanded down the raw washed surface.  This will be done a lot!  If you will notice, that sander Jim Bob is using is t-i-n-y!

Sanded floor.

After sanding, Jim Bob had to go back and wipe all the saw dust off the floor with a damp cloth. 

The top/right side shows the first coat of polyurethane on the floor.  The bottom/left side shows the raw floor.  You can really tell how the poly makes the wood grain pop!  Of course, this is wet and it won't look this shiny after it is dry but maybe it will look close after 4 or 5 coats.

One coat of polyurethane complete.  Four more to go.

1 comment:

  1. I love the green shiny floor. Wood grain is beautiful.