Thursday, 23 April 2015

Bleached Boards

We recently had our downstairs floorboards refinished and it's amazing what a good floor treatment can do to a space. We've gone from oiled orangey pine to bleached out beautiful boards and we're so happy with them. I can't believe what a difference it has made to the whole space, making it feel more open and light. 

For anyone wanting a similar look we used Morrell's white classique base stain with a Morrells total matt laquer on the top. So far it seems pretty hard wearing and considering we have a dog and often muddy kids that's very good news. I've heard it's water over muck that ruins a wood floor so I've been pretty careful to clean up any spills straight away and also dry the floor straight after mopping.

Tess has done her living room floorboards recently with similar results using Osmo wood wax in snow ragged off and finished with Osmo raw. The end result is slightly different and the finished look is also dependent on the original wood so if your thinking of a similar project the best thing to do is make a test area in the space. 

We haven't regretted it for a single second though, Even though we have a million and one other more important jobs to do around here!