Kitchen Revamp – Day 2
A very dusty day. And tiring too. I rented a drum sander and edger to sand the hardwood floor I found underneath the linoleum. I never used a sander before and despite the challenge I went on and did it myself considering that I will of course never achieve perfection – so much more that the floor had to somehow “fit in” with the rustic, character of our old house.
First, I had to sand off the goop that was used to glue the ply-wood to the floor. That took about half the day and changing gooped sanding belts one after another as they become unusable. I figured out after that I really need to pay attention not to heat up the belt too much, etc.
Then I finally got to use a finer grit sand paper and finish the floor off – I had to use the heat-gun to partially scrape off some of the glue – that helped a little. And overall we were happy at the end of a very dusty and tiring sanding day.