We spent two hours working on the bus this weekend because that’s how long it took us to oil the floors. Then, we had to wait for the floors to cure. So, we went hiking, and did no more work on the bus. It’s painful waiting to work on the bus when we have free days and nice weather, but we planned poorly is the short of it.

For those of you who are interested in the details of how we finished our floors, here goes an attempt an explanation:

We bought a blend of Tung Oil and Citrus Solvent (called Half-and-Half) from the Real Milk Paint Co. This oil blend is all natural and non-toxic, and it’s supposed to cure and naturally polymerize. So, it should be waterproof by the end. We applied two coats of this on our floors with a foam roller. This blend is pretty forgiving. It doesn’t matter what direction it’s applied and it’s not a big deal if you walk on it. Dust doesn’t collect in it. In theory the application and cure process of this couldn’t be simpler. Apply and wait. You can walk on it and buff it with rags. It takes about 7 days to cure.

Like we said, we meant to do more work this weekend, but that didn’t work out because once we oiled the floors we needed to give them a few days to set. We did install some insulation in the walls a few days later, though.

If you have more specific questions about how we did our floors, please contact us. We’d love to help!

Thanks for watching and reading!


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