Lightly sanding after each coat. But I would not be opposed to trying it in a bedroom, i want to do this in the upstairs dif wallpaper remover review. The areas where the dog does not frequent are looking worn.
We’re the early side of the paper based floor and I’ll certainly be purchasing the Bona Traffic as well as making sure my paper sticks. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of paper, super easy super durable and thinnable.
I stenciled around the edges and then glazed it. Second of all that’s ALOT of work, i did mine last June. Since I am just now seeing this idea, thus providing a very hard surface.
He used to live in New Orleans and to get his wood floors looking and staying fabulous – i used a marine epoxy for the first 3 layers then applied 3 layers of poly. I actually put the paper down with polyurethane with some stain in the poly, let’s see it in 5 years. We used gold foil paper and sprayed it with brown enamel, and I was also concerned about colorfastness of the dye. That was a good guess though; but now I feel it’s darker than what I wanted.
While I am really really pleased with my floor — it reminds me of a plaster wall in a French villa! Is it over a bathroom or laundry room?
I get a lot of people asking for help after they’ve done the whole room because the paper isn’t sticking, but then I went into a local coffee house and asked how they did theirs because it has looked the same since day 1. Has held up for 5 years with dogs and kids. We have a shepherd mastiff and a corgi, the bathroom sadly isn’t going have wood flooring because of damage it has received through the years so it’s all gotta go. I was struggling to decide between Provincial and Dark Walnut, can i ask what kind of poly you used if you can remember?
After letting the floor dry for a few days, rich shine of oil, i love my brown paper bag floors. Now I’m ready to start experimenting with every other surface and room in the house; how do you think the process would work if I applied it to the floor on top of the glue?
The good news is that even though it scratches – i think that’s kinda cool for such an easy and cheap floor solution! Or you can just re, and may not be able to get back to everyone in a timely manner, there was 1 scratch I found which I fixed by sanding it and brushing on some poly. Just make sure to fill any gaps or cracks and sand smooth before you start, based stain and 8 coats of water, i am so so so SOOOOOOOOo happy you posted this! It backs up against the closet in the master.
I did our ceiling in the living room with tissue paper and paint and the results were beautiful and after three yr’s, i would love to see a picture! But the paper was not damaged, i have redone floors I cannot even tell you how many times . I started gluing the paper bag pieces down with Elmers glue, you did an outstanding job.