Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
First I (hand) scrubbed the floors to get rid of old wax buildup which caused dark patches (and there were also specks of accumulated dirt especially where walls meet floors.) Then I applied wax with a cotton cloth, 4 coats – and then the 1950’s Rowenta Floor Waxer came out. To finish it off I added a top coat of Spado Protective Emulsion (shiny, non-slip and protects from scratches and stains.) I can’t recommend this product enough. Over the past 5 years I’ve tried more or less everything that’s on the market and the Spado is by far the most elegant finish. For a while we even considered vitrification (varnish), but having seen the results at the Chateau de Lapeyrouse here in town we decided that sort of shine really wasn’t a look we liked. Wax becomes one with the wood whereas the vitrificateur looks like there’s plastic-cling-film on the floor.
So that was my exciting Sunday.