Ericka Pacheco Flooring November 26th, 2018 - 06:44:14
If you're like us - and you really like the look of wood floors in your house, but can't afford to put it throughout the whole house, this technique gives you a similar look for just about 50 cents, a square foot, the secret ingredient brown craft paper. Yes, I said brown paper, but before you shut off this video, I have to say that we have done this technique in a number of rooms over the years. One time we did it on some stairs which had heavy traffic and in five years it never showed any signs of wear. The very first thing I like to do before I get started to get the paper already and I'm sorry I don't have the I used up.
All the paper belt which do is you buy a large roll of craft paper at Home Depot? They have in the painting department and it comes in a really large roll, and this was actually half of it where it went for our other, our sons, room and half of it will be for our daughter's room. So then you tear off you tear off sections about this long and then each section I tear into three pieces and you'll have just a pile of these, and then you need to get your family to help you one night when you're watching TV and you just Punch each piece up and then smooth it out, it doesn't have to be super crunched, just a lip just enough to get some kind of crunchy pattern in there. So it's not all smooth and then you just make your piles and you're set to go now.
When I get in the room, I like to separate them out, because some of them will have this straight edge and I like to use those for the edge of the wall edges. Okay, what I've got to do right now? An image room is: go in and tear up the old carpet and haul that out tear up the foam padding that goes under the carpet and gets that out, and then I got to go all the way around the edge and pop up these tack strips there. It's like strips of wood with nails poking up and then I'm going to go through with pliers and pull up all the staples that we're holding down the padding and then. Finally, I need to go through with gloves and feel the floor and, if there's any nails or staples poking up that are holding down the sub floor to take a hammer and whack those down.
And why am I smiling because it's one more room in the house where we're getting rid of that disgusting white? What used to be a white carpet? Okay here are the things that you need to have with you: you'll need a garbage. Can because you'll be trimming off little pieces, so you'll need a garbage, can use your big tub of glue. This is a gallon glue that you can get at home stores and I make it easy by just having water with me in an in a gallon container.