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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Painted Plywood Floors - Bring Out the Big Guns

So far we've worn out our arms, and broken in our little 'mouse' sander, but in order to get the results we want, we've gotta get hardcore.  This brings us to our edger, rented from Home Depot.  This beast had a 7" circular pad and weighed about 40 pounds.  And let me tell you, anything our other sanding techniques left behind were QUICKLY smoothed out with this fella!

I took the day off from work, getting to the house around 9:00 after dropping the kids off at school.  I spent the next hours blowing through plywood seams, nail holes, even sanding out nail heads!!  This guy did it all, as well as wore the CRAP out of my arms and hamstrings from trying to keep it from taking off on me.  But by the end of the day, let me tell you that floor was looking GOOD!!



Brandi brought the kids by after work and by then nearly all the seams had been sanded, and I even had time to give the entire floor a 'once over' with the edger.  After all, I only had it for the day, so I had to make the most of it.  

It was starting to get dark and our lights had a hard time covering the whole upstairs, so we quickly vacuumed up all the excess dust and put a primer coat on Kayla's and Morgan's rooms so we could compare it to our previous efforts.

Take a look at our progress so far via our YouTube Channel.