Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – 1st Coat Sikkens Cetol 1

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It took us months to decide what to do with the parts of the home that needed refinishing. Should we use the latex like paint that the house was painted with in the 90s? The original Monsanto product was taken off the market as carcinogenic. As much as it would be easy to just paint the house in as close a match to the existing as possible, Janet and I longed to have the wood grain come out as we had seen on many of the other Frank Lloyd Wright homes we visited.

Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house – Putty Nail Holes & Cracks

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It is a beautiful Fall day to replace all the screws on the south side of Cedric’s balcony and putty all the nail holes and cracks. Took off Wednesday afternoon to treat the surface with 4 oz of TSP, 1 quart of Clorox and three quarts of water. Will sand and paint the first coat of Sikkens Cetol 1 tomorrow.