Tuesday, July 15, 2008

i have an idea...


So...some friends and I were swapping spray-paint-on-hardwood-floor cleaning ideas last night that included everything from cleaning solutions to resanding and polishing the floor to bit-by-bit scraping the paint off with a razor blade. The brainstorming session inspired me to stop by the apartment on my way home and take a closer look at my 'situation'.

There's absolutely no way that I can 'scrape' the paint off the floor. It's so finely dusted that there's really nothing to get a blade underneath of to scrape. That said, there are concerns about cleaning solutions taking the finish off the floor. And I was strongly encouraged not to attempt a sanding and refinishing project myself for fear of making things look worse.

So...upon closer inspection, I've decided to remove all objects from the room and blast a couple more sprays of paint into the air in an attempt to 'even out' the fine paint coating on the floor. The paint is so fine and so pale that if you weren't able to see the before and after difference next to the patch of flooring that was originally covered by drop cloth, you'd never know that there was paint on the floor at all. It just looks like a slightly paler shade of hardwood. So I think my 'paint it all' option is the best, easiest, safest and cheapest. Hey - if I could paint a huge wall (see photo above), I can surely handle a little itty bit of flooring...

Seriously. I swear I'm not crazy (I have yet to end up in a situation like the tykes in the photo below - and no, the fact that I'm 29 and they're under 5 doesn't make any difference ;).

Here's to hoping my landlord never reads my blog! To be continued (again)...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is not a good idea! i repeat NOT A GOOD IDEA! *sigh

just cut your losses and hire someone to sand and refinish that area of the floor. leave it up to the professionals my dear. pretty soon you are going to have a solid white floor when you cant get it uniform and just keep spraying...
oh dear. i can see it now...

steff

Anonymous said...

ps. i cant believe you painted over natural wood window frames! makes me want to cry :(

pps. if those where my kids... i may have to kill them. yikes

steff

jawcey said...

Haha - too late steff. What's done is done :)

And yeah...I understand the hesitation related to painting natural wood, but I wanted the place to look more airy and light. Again, what's done is done :)

house decor said...

How was there funeral's ha ha ha, bless the little darlings

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