In the latest issue of Your Home and Garden NZ they have an article on how to achieve pale timber floor boards. I was delighted to contribute to a section on how to sand back your existing boards.
In our own home we had very orangey looking original pine boards. Once we had sanded back the boards in the bedroom wing we were thrilled with the light scandi colour and wanted to maintain that. Typically oil-based polyurethane goes orange over time (hence our lovely orange floor!) but we have used a water-based polyurethane which doesn't change colour so we will enjoy the lovely pale floors for years to come! We will be doing the rest of our floors in the living and kitchen rooms when we do our big kitchen renovation.
Make sure you check out the August issue of Your Home and Garden NZ for further information on the benefits of water-based polyurethane over oil-based. The article also has sections on Blonding, Painting and Whitewashing floor boards.
Oh and also check out the new Nadia Magazine - such a great read! Lots of amazing recipes, fascinating articles. It's the perfect read for a cozy sunday afternoon - and look how stunning the cover is!