What will happen if I step on a varnished floor while it's slightly tacky?

(29 Posts)
ArsenicyOldFace Thu 28-Aug-14 00:05:08

I have literally painted myself into a corner.

I have been on this armchair for hours.

I'm stiff and dehydrated and twitchy now.

The varnish should have been dry by now. It's not sad

If I just walk across it (big strides on tip toe), can I patch up the damage tomorrow?

ArsenicyOldFace Thu 28-Aug-14 00:05:43

This isn't chat it?

<Gives up>

I would think it will mark. Not sure if you could patch it up.

Sorry but I can't believe you painted yourself into a corner! grin

MrsWinnibago Thu 28-Aug-14 00:31:24

Oh my Gosh! Really! I advise that you lick the soles of your feet and run. The moisture may stop them sticking. grin

Stratter5 Thu 28-Aug-14 00:31:26

You'll be able to varnish over your footsteps in the morning, just make sure there's nothing stick to the varnish where you've stepped. Did exactly the same with stain once, and spent a very dull day trapped in the dining room.

It might be walkable on anyway. Might as well have a go...

HaroldLloyd Thu 28-Aug-14 00:32:41

I can tell you this because I have done it. Tacky little toe prints.

HaroldLloyd Thu 28-Aug-14 00:33:09

Maybe you could dance out and leave a nice pattern?

ArsenicyOldFace Thu 28-Aug-14 00:33:26

I advise that you lick the soles of your feet and run.

You are going on my spreadsheet MrsW grin

ArsenicyOldFace Thu 28-Aug-14 00:35:37

I can tell you this because I have done it. Tacky little toe prints.

You'll be able to varnish over your footsteps in the morning, just make sure there's nothing stick to the varnish where you've stepped.

Right. I won't need to resand large portions of the floor to blend them in?

ArsenicyOldFace Thu 28-Aug-14 00:40:02

Harold you left yours there as art didn't you?

I like the sound of your house smile

Ok thanks chaps grin I'm just going to do it.

Staywithme Thu 28-Aug-14 00:41:24

Hahahahaha grin Walks off snorting. Sorry, but hahaha.

HaroldLloyd Thu 28-Aug-14 00:42:23

Just run for it!

I did in in my friends house when I was renting a room from her, she did like to look at the toe prints and mutter at me. I actually don't think we bothered sorting it out and it didn't look all that bad?

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 00:42:44

Not humungous portions. Get out of the room, leave it to dry properly and harden (very important) and assess the outcome in a day or two. Unless you're using a seriously death-defying varnish, you're likely going to have to re-varnish at some point anyway so it's not the end of the world.

(And not even for your feet - soles re-grow at no cost or effort. grin)

Stratter5 Thu 28-Aug-14 00:44:02

How many coats have you done?

Did you manage to escape?

Andrewofgg Thu 28-Aug-14 09:08:12

Come on OP don't keep us in suspense!

There's a picture which goes round the net showing some bloke putting up bollards to stop illegal parking on an area of hard standing. And they have bollarded their van in. And you know how they feel, don't you?

NewEraNewMindset Thu 28-Aug-14 09:10:42

I was doing to suggest tiptoeing around the edge whilst clinging to the walls.

MyFirstName Thu 28-Aug-14 09:17:18

I did this painting the stairs. Very sensibly did alternate stairs as all the forums suggested. Then thought Fuck it, I'll just fill in a few, save me having to do them later. Then looked up. Looked down. Trapped. Surrounded by stairs of white.

Fortunately was undercoat and landing had no carpet so managed to escape. With painty toes. When I did the top coat I managed to be waayyyy more sensible.

limitedperiodonly Thu 28-Aug-14 09:21:35

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEDT6i1c6Gw This might work (from 1 min 25).

londonrach Thu 28-Aug-14 09:23:34

You stick, turn purple with pink spots and stay there for the rest of your life. (Joking). No idea...

trixymalixy Thu 28-Aug-14 09:30:10

Walk on one board only then if you have to resand you won't have to do any blending you can just sand that one board.

eddielizzard Thu 28-Aug-14 09:32:24

so rude not to update!!!

MrsWinnibago Thu 28-Aug-14 09:40:12

Omg I expect OP is asleep! Or at work! Its not rude! She only began this thread late last night! grin

I swear I've read this before, in The Broons grin

ArsenicyOldFace Thu 28-Aug-14 12:11:57

Yeah sorry. I lived.

Slightly varnishy toes.

About to do an inspection of floor.

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