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Bit the bullet and painted ugly parquet!

Posted by wendy2shoes (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 10, 10 at 21:24

First I took up 19 year old Berber, underlay, tackless, washed with TSP, primed, and painted with a dark chocolate brown. Looking forward to a dustless existence!
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Oh yeah, replaced the trim too, with my handy mitre box. I know some people would say I should have refinished, but I hate parquet! If (when) we can afford a new hardwood or quality laminate, the floor will be good to go right over the paint. I glue gunned the trim, so it will pop right off.
Three bedrooms down now, one more to go.
Did the grand-baby room too. Very happy with the results..
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Cheap fix to a dusty problem. (p.s. I'm 59..doing this on my own) The most work is getting the furniture shifted, and pulling up the "tackless" which also pull up chunks of the of the parquet with it.


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RE: Bit the bullet and painted ugly parquet!

Oh, wow, that made a huge difference! Great job!


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RE: Bit the bullet and painted ugly parquet!

Nicely done!


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RE: Bit the bullet and painted ugly parquet!

You did a fabulous job. It looks great!


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Looks gorgeous!
What brand of paint & color name and what type of finish...semi gloss? After priming, did you do only one coat of paint or more than one coat?
By the way...that rug in grand baby's room is really nice!
Where did you get it?
-Laurie


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RE: Bit the bullet and painted ugly parquet!

Hi Laurie..I used Rona's (a Canadian version of Home Depot) house brand paint "Sico" porch and floor in a latex porch and floor enamel, semi-gloss, colour "Espresso". Two coats would probably have done it, but I applied three.

Carpet, believe it or not, was from Walmart...39 bucks! I still have to do the master bedroom, and upstairs hall.
I wish I had done this years ago!


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RE: Bit the bullet and painted ugly parquet!

Thank you for the details!
You should be very proud of what you have accomplished.
Hopefully, you have access to a jacuzzi or something like Aleve or Tylenol to relieve aching muscles from all the work you are doing!


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