Exquisite Flooring wrote:
Absolutely amazing work!
The blue color, I'm guessing dye? covered with stain?
I went to an arts and crafts store and picked up some water-based Florescent blue and Florescent orange poster paint. I then diluted it 50% with water and applied it like stain. Putting it on and then wiping it off leaves some of the color in the grain. This technique is often called pickling. I finished it with water-based finish so it didn't amber. I have always wondered what this looks like with a black light.
Thanks FloorPro. I have lots more pictures of it on my website. Those pictures have gotten me lots of work over the years. People figure if I can do that then I can handled their wood floor project.
Ken Fisher wrote:
The woodfloorist! Haven't heard from you in ages Franklyn. How goes it?
I have been writing lots of articles lately and trying to keep going in this tough economy. On January 4th this year I decided to try my hand at my own wood flooring forum. What a lot of work. The SEO benefits and the interactivity with people in the trade I think will make it worth it. I have gained a lot of appreciation for what you have done here.
That is beautiful! Awesome work!!
Thanks. It had a learning curve to it. I nearly cut my fingers off the fist time I tried this design and came up with a more practical way to do it.
Dude, your a wood God! Amazing work.
I took pictures of it down to the flooring company where I learned the trade and the mechanic who taught me borders and other tricks of the trade was really impressed too.