Seeing a project come together is one of the most gratifying aspects of DIY renovation.
We’ve been working on trying to improve our little first floor bathroom for a while now, and it finally feels like we’re starting to get to the home stretch. I can’t begin to tell you how excited we are at this point now that we can see it slowly coming together, and thinking back to what it used to look like feels like a distant memory.
We last left off after I applied the Pall X-325 sealer to the repaired and fully sanded heart pine floor. We are using the same finish as the rest of the house, and opted to use the Pall X-325 sealer with Pall X-96 water based topcoat. This will give us the light finish that allows the natural character of the wood to be on display, rather than the stain and finish.
Once the floor’s sealer cured we were able to begin prepping for the Pall X-96 matte topcoat. Wendy and I have refinished several floors in our DIY career, and we’ve watched several pros finish a few floors too, and in almost every case, we’re somewhat intimidated by the finish. What happens if we leave streaks? What happens if it peels? What happens if it fractures? What happens if we let dirt or dog fur get into the finish? And we can confidently say having working with oil based poly, water based poly, shellac, and tung oil, these Pallmann products are some of the easiest to work with that we’ve ever encountered.