have sanded my floors, i want a limed effect anyone got any solutions, i only want a matt finish and want the pine to stay as pale as poss, am thinking of watering down a white emulsion and then using a varnish over the top, anyone ever done this?
We had sanded floorboards which were deal, which is extremely yellowish, so to counteract this I applied a slightly watered down pale blue (which we had used on the walls) and some white emulsion, which was enough to counteract the yellowness of the boards and make it more whitish with a slight blue cast. Then on top I applied a waterbased varnish probably from Ronseal, we were in the house for about 16months afterwards and it lasted very well in that time.
I think it is the nature of the boards to some extent that when exposed to light they do go more yellow, even if you use a water based varnish which is better at not yellowing. My oak boards that were covered for some years are still lighter than those that were always uncovered.
Good luck, I'm sure your floor will look great when finished.