OMG! Look at this! I don’t believe it.
Yes, that’s the first coat of varnish going onto my soooo smooth floors. The floor guy did a great job, helped no doubt by the fact the timber in this house is just perfect. There is one knot hole in the whole 3 rooms (of course it’s in the middle of the bedroom, no doubt will be on the visible end of the bed). There’s not a crack between boards, and even the water stains that were there after we lifted the carpet have totally gone. (My parents were very good at overwatering potted plants, especially ones sitting on the floor. I on the other hand just put them in places where they blow over at regular intervals and make the carpet muddy!) I can’t wait for the morning to see if they really look as good as I thought they did as I backed out the front door. One more reason to love this house. I have the three varnished areas shut off, still have a large house to move around in (well I would have if it didn’t contain all the stuff from the rest of it), and most importantly can get to the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom easily. Even varnishing, the bedroom was the only room that only had one exit. I’ll always remember Aunty Holly would always get lost when going to the bathroom here, she could never remember which direction to go, and never seemed to get that no matter which way you went, you’d go around. Very different to her own hall down the middle house. I keep thinking there must be something terribly wrong with the varnish I put on, because I thought it was easy. Everyone has made such a fuss about how hard it is to varnish your floors. It was… fun. I used a Teflon roller for the first coat. As instructed by the pro I rolled across the grain first then before reloading the roller rolled down the grain. Rollers only leave bubbles he said if it is so warm the varnish sets before the bubbles flatten. I guess we’ll see tomorrow. I’ll use the recommended lambs wool pad thingy for the next coat/s. Second coat will be harder to see where it’s been I guess, but it’s satin not gloss so hopefully it won’t show up too badly. I ended up going with Feast Watson Floor Clear, because it says it is abrasion resistant and lower odour. So far I can barely smell it this end of the house, so I haven’t decamped as planned.
OMG I have polished wood floors. It’s like a dream. Nobody wake me.