Back to DIY reno

As it was before

Back to my new and un-finished place… sigh… after a great month long vacation from this work… .. now where did I stop?

Yes, the stairs… then there is the ceiling that needs alot of work.. and the walls need paint and the kitchen needs too much attention… One day at a time… one project at a time.. really gotta learn how to pace myself.

Cementing over the slippery old tiles

The stairway… lets tackle that one 1st. I ripped the old wood laminate flooring … only to find it glued to 24 yr old tiles that are already popping in some places. To remove the tiles or not…? 

 Nah, only the popping ones and then cement over. I hired some cheap labor for it, and it turn out to be quite a nightmare. Cementing over slippery old tiles is really tricky, plus its definately difficult to get wet cement to stay in shape.

BTW, notice the dark blue wall behind the stairs… got some more cheap labor to help with painting inbetween times.

And my mini utility truck.. 🙂

Re-working some spots myself… sigh… Me, I can fix that myself. Sigh…

Look… I gotta go get me own bag of cement too…

Resin over canvas.

After getting cement down and allow to dry for 2 days, add 2 coats polyester resin. Then cut canvas and lay over, and 2 more coats resin. …

Not as smooth as I hoped

That was quite a chore. The canvas bubbled up! Why? maybe the cement was still quite wet underneath… dunno. Rework…

Map of pacific ocean near Marshall islands..?

Using the Fein tool, cut from the base of the bubble and lift away the “peaky” canvas. Find jelly like resin below… what does that mean? … Then resin over again, big time, make sure it fill up smooth…

Thats the Fein tool..

Then sand away the “atolls” and get ready to paint… My plan is to paint over with 2 coats epoxy… Bought NA4, indoor protective floor coatings by Nippon… we’ll see how that works out. .. but later… now, still grinding away. ..


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