I just finished sanding the floorboards in my lounge, and as I had expected,
the boards are is a very poor condition (gaps, largish holes, etc) and will
require a lot of filling (probably PVA glue + sawdust mixed - would wood
filler work here as well?).
Whilst I prefer the natural finish, in order to try and make the
imperfections less visible I decided to apply some wood dye prior to
My plan is to use antique pine dye
(http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts “074&idF921), floor
sealer (http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts “074&id391) and
Ronseal Diamond Hard varnish.
I have used the sealer before on a similar job, and it saved me at least one
coat of varnish (most welcome as it cost less than a third of the price of
the varnish). The result was great, so I am looking to repeat the process if
My questions therefore are:
- Does it make sense?
- In which order would I apply them (dye, then sealer, then varnish)?
- Anything to worry about such as a reaction between the different
substances that I should consider? I will of course wait the recommended
time between coats.
Many thanks in advance.