3 Apr 2009
Pjt Cathedral - Painted white floorboards, 9", gloss and varnish
It's getting closer now, as the floor is down in Project Cathedral and the furniture can finally go in.
Yes, I know some people may say it's not sensible to spec white floors in a rental flat but real wood was too expensive, carpet would have looked RUBBISH, laminate a problem for sound ( and good taste....) so when the lovely John at Fallowfield Timber sourced me 36m of 9" pine boards, tongue and grooved with strips taken from underneath to prevent the wide boards warping, for just under £300 I was sold. Had to get it fitted, and the extra time was a consideration - two coats of B&Q bare wood primer, which acts as primer and undercoat, then sanded with a 120 paper to smooth the finish. Clean with white spirit, dry, then two coats of Dulux Diamond Eggshell in brilliant white. I used this water based paint because oil based whites slowly go yellow as the oil comes to the fore, and yellowing nicotiney floors are not high on my list of design aspirations!
Then sealed with two coats of Ronseal Diamond floor varnish.
And they look lush.....