Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Sanding and First Coat

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Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Sanding
Refinishing continues on the Boulter House designed in 1956 by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the sanding and first coat of Sikkens Cetol 1. We treated and pressure washed the wood last weekend and it has dried completely. Sanding with 80 grit and using a tack rag to remove the sanding dust. First coat will go on and then the final two the next two nice weekend days. We need temperatures above 50 degrees.

Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Tack Rag
The Boulter House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was originally painted with a Monsanto Creocote product in 1956. It was a reddish color which enhanced the redwood trim. This, the top board, is the part of the house that has weather the most. Last fall we did our trial of finishes and refinished the addition top board and a sample on the south west corner. Here I use a tack rag to remove the sanding dust, ready for painting the first coat of the Sikkens system, Cetol 1.

Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Sikkens Polyurethane
All done by 4 pm! The generous coat of Sikkens Cetol 1 went very quickly leaving a wet edge, getting down, moving the scaffolding and another.