Is it Friday yet? That should tell you something about how my week is going. I didn’t even bother to post here yesterday because is was such a non-productive day.
I had to leave early Monday, so Stacy stayed and troweled on this first base coat of the Granicrete system. Yesterday, when we arrived, the floor was still quite damp so we could not continue with the 2nd coat. We set up some fans and did some prep work on a Landing and in the Powder Room where we will also be doing this finish. That was basically all we could get done.
The drill needs to be recharged, so we could not continue mixing up any more of the cement mix. We set up our fans and left for the afternoon. We are going to return late this afternoon, when we feel the floor will be dry. Then we will apply the texture layer over the 2 base coats and hopefully get the remainder of the first coat on the Powder Room and Landing floors. This will be left to dry over night and hopefully Thursday we will be able to color on the dried textured floor.
This is a fairly small condo, so our work space is limited. These are not my typical tools of trade that I play with on a daily basis, so I feel quite out of my element. The base coats and the texture coat have to be mixed in 5 gallon buckets with a squirrel mixer. Stacy is much more comfortable using these tools and with this set up than me! I don’t like the fact that I need to wear a mask, gloves, and knee pads while working. All this gear is very uncomfortable. As you can tell, I don’t quite have my heart in this whole process at the moment. I’m going to stop whining about it all though and try to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, I will feel the end results are worth it all. Stay tuned.