In this tutorial, we’ll start by taking apart a plywood floor and ripping it open.
This will make a nice stain that we can then use to stain the remaining sections.
First, we need to remove the plastic sheet that is covering the plywood, which we’ll need to strip out.
Then, we want to use a sharp knife to cut the plastic down to its core.
This process is called ripping.
This is the only part of the process where we don’t need to be touching the plastic to the blade, so this will prevent the plastic from sticking to the wood.
Finally, we can pull the plastic apart to reveal the plywoods core.
Here we can see the core.
You can also see the two plywood strips that connect the two parts.
We want to remove those to make the final stain.
We’re going to take a small piece of plastic and cut it down to the core using a sharp razor blade.
This is what we want after cutting it apart.
Once the core is ripped open, we’re going be able to remove some of the other parts.
The second section will need to go into the kitchen sink and drain the water.
After draining the water, we have to rip the two pieces of plastic apart.
Next, we take the two strips of plastic that connect them and strip them apart.
Here, we’ve removed one piece of the plastic.
And we’ve also removed the other piece.
Then, it’s time to pull the two sections apart and use a scraper to pull them apart to expose the core and the two plastic strips.
Now we’re ready to start working on the rest of the floor.
Using a piece of scrap metal, we are going to cut away at the ply wood, making sure to not leave any pieces of plywood.
Next, we pull the remaining plastic strip and remove the adhesive that was holding it in place.
At this point, you should be able use a piece a quarter-inch in thickness to pull apart the two remaining pieces of the wood, leaving a few pieces of clear plastic.
Using a toothpick, you are going, in a controlled manner, to gently remove the clear plastic from the wood and apply a thin layer of glue to it.
The glue will be very hard to remove, so we will need a good glue stick to work with.
I used an old, used one from my father-in-law.
As you can see, it works perfectly.
While we’re working on that, let’s take a look at how the floor looks.
It looks a bit like a pile of leaves, which is probably what you would expect.
But, you can also make it a bit nicer by adding some paint.
You will need the following: a paintbrush (or other similar tool) a paint scraper a small piece A few drops of clear paint and a spray bottle.
Start by taking the paint brush and scraping it across the edges of the ply board.
You should be scraping away a few bits of wood, and some of it should be left standing.
A bit of clear glue should sit on the board.
Make sure to apply the glue to the boards edges as well.
Apply a thin coat of clear to the edges as you work, using a small amount of glue stick.
Repeat this process with the remaining clear glue.
Remove the board from the paintbrush and spray it onto the underside of the board, as shown.
Use a spray nozzle to spray the clear paint onto the painted surfaces.
Continue to spray on a coat of paint until all of the paint has been used.
Add a few drops clear to each coat, and you should have a nice glossy finish.
I used some white clear to give it a little bit of depth.
To finish off the finish, you’ll need a few more coats of clear.
With the finished floor, we will also need a couple of paints.
One is the white paint that I used.
The other is a clear spray paint.