DH and I (more DH than I) are in the midst of a huge project. Our home, which was built in the early '50s is due for an interior makeover. We haven’t painted the inside since we moved in 10+ years ago. We’ve got lots of cracks over doorways and under/around the valances and such. I found a great product to supposedly fix the cracks called Krak Kote. Something like spackle along with an elasticized tape that says it hides cracks forever since the tape gives when the foundation shifts, which is often since we live on a not-so-stable creekside hill. It appears to be working well, but we haven’t painted yet and I don’t think the house has shifted at all in a day. Has anyone used this fine product and been less than thrilled with it’s performance? That’s question one.
We’re also pulling up all the carpet, which TMK is at least 20 years old. The padding has all but disintegrated beneath. Pretty ugly. The wood floor underneath though is beautiful. We’re wondering what exactly needs to be done to this wood to make it the most attractive. I’m thinking sanding and a nice thick coat of some sort of protectant. When hub pulled up the hallway completely yesterday he used some Olde English, but I noticed that residue got stuck to my bare feet and felt icky. Ideally I think I’d like to spray it with a nice lacquer, but that sounds kind of messy. That’s question two.
Question three is this: with the new cat Poppy (no pics) being a 9 month old kitten and all, she’s a real hell-raiser. Will her claws as she’s sliding on the floor scratch the nice new surface when we’re done? I haven’t even allowed her out of the garage yet, but anticipate that when she finds that her “traction” is gone it’s gonna be hilarious. But we don’t want permanent scratch marks on the wood. How might we avoid this without banishing her permanently to the garage?
And question four, completely unrelated. We’ve had ex-feral Poppy for about six weeks now. Is she able to venture outside the garage and know enough to come home afterwards? I don’t want her trying to find her rescuer, mainly because the woman is over ten miles away. Will she know at this point that my house is now her home?
This is all over the place, and I’m sorry. Didn’t want three separate threads going that I’d forget to check and I don’t like to subscribe to threads.
As always, TIA!