My Kitchen Project

Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:03 pm

freetown fred wrote:I'm looking as good as I can on pix #1 & I'd bet that when you clean up the floor & poly it--it will darken up quite a bit---try a little swath in front of the sink cabinet & take a look see


you think i should just sand the floors and then clear coat it. No stain ... right?


because thats what i was thinking, or else a really light oak type color maybe

In the pictures i have sanded down three pieces of wood that is the same as the kitchen floor. From left to right it goes...

left - poly semi gloss

Middle - Dark walnut with poly semi gloss

Right - Red mahogany with poly semi gloss

i was sort of thinking the dark walnut might compliment the surrounding walls better then the clear will and we also have dark floors throught out the house. sort of a mixture of dark colors. lots of the rooms are different tones. i dont think i like the red mahogany because to me it looks to like to much red with the cherry stained oak cabs.

Im open for lots of opinions here ... those are all of the stains i had on hand to try out .. i wish i had more but i dont feel like buying 5 different little min cans
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:53 pm

if those couple 3??? boards were just poly'd,I'd say yes--but wait till they dry--my thoughts--if they dry that dark--it looks real pretty---if they don't,then you'll have to put some stain on her--bottom line,you & your wife are going to have to figure that out---as us guys all know---if Momma ain't happy,nobody's happy ;) I'm impressed w/ the clean-up work you've done on the floors already.It's an old floor & I personaly love the different shades and grains--if they are just test boards,I'd vote for the far left--surprise--my wife agrees with that :lol: plus,it will brighten the room up alot dark shows every nit of dirt,hair,etc
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:27 pm

Plain poly gets my vote...
When you get to sanding the rest of the place...
You can just poly them too...
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: ceccil On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:47 pm

I also like the plain poly, but as freetown said

freetown fred wrote:you & your wife are going to have to figure that out---as us guys all know---if Momma ain't happy,nobody's happy
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:59 am

my wife and i decided we will sand the floors and go with the poly. I will see if lowes has their lone floor sander available Sunday morning
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:25 am

I don't like natural floors if you can see grey spots or outlines, I like it uniform. Some discoloration is hard to sand out. But, you have a lot of dark wood in there already. I stained the floor here dark. But the walls are light. I don't worry about seeing dust on the floor.
I did one that was ruined by a bad tenant. Dog piss ruined the floor right through the carpet. I sanded as good as possible, tried to bleach it which didn't work. Dark stain hid it throughout and brought it up uniform.

I see a seam line up that floor, another square spot. See if that sands out before you decide on unstained. Just talking.....

If you go with unstained you save some work anyway! Cabinets are nice! Looks first class to me!

Pic is a church rectory room I did a couple years ago. It's stained.
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:30 am

that looks real nice!
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:33 am

I have so many other floor job pics, can't find the cd they're on dammit.
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:34 am

what stain did you use for that church floor?
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:56 am

I vote for the natural. Be careful when sanding. Things can go wrong in a hurry if you've never used a big sander before. If you've never used one, or seen one used, I'd sure try to find an experienced hand to help or at least advise.

Quite the project you got going there! Nice cabinets.
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:32 am

Outstanding decision--temporary inconvienance for a permanent improvement :D
brckwlt wrote:my wife and i decided we will sand the floors and go with the poly. I will see if lowes has their lone floor sander available Sunday morning
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:43 am

lets just hope the floor sander will fit into my pontiac coalfire
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:54 am

Nothing is going to go wrong in a hurry with an orbital sander. It sits flat and just runs and runs. Drum sander, yes, if you sneeze you'll cut a groove in the floor. If you have a circular sander you can get partly into the corners and up to the edges and avoid renting a bulky edging sander. I make 8" discs for mine out of the used 12 x 18 sheets. Just cut 'em out with a box cutter.

Hope not to hijack the thread, pic is the first test I did on my shop floor. That was clear Rustoleum just to see.
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:44 pm

Your not hijacking anything dan, thanx for the picture
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Re: My Kitchen Project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:03 pm

Dan,that's real pretty---seem you have quite a bit of floor there--I learned something today,never heard of clear rustoleum :o
Dann757 wrote:Nothing is going to go wrong in a hurry with an orbital sander. It sits flat and just runs and runs. Drum sander, yes, if you sneeze you'll cut a groove in the floor. If you have a circular sander you can get partly into the corners and up to the edges and avoid renting a bulky edging sander. I make 8" discs for mine out of the used 12 x 18 sheets. Just cut 'em out with a box cutter.

Hope not to hijack the thread, pic is the first test I did on my shop floor. That was clear Rustoleum just to see.
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