This thing is fun to use, but after bending over around the periphery of the room, it's really hard to straighten back out. Definitely the hardest part of the job.
Staining is the most rewarding. You get to see the floor dramatically change to the color you like (hopefully).
Ahhh... the polyurethane.... They say you should use one of those really good filtration masks, the kind that really protect you from the chemicals you're breathing.... I do highly recommend those. But my limited home-repair experiences have been short on the protection side of things. So learned that if you don't use the proper mask, ever 200 square feet or so of spreading polyurethan is like 1 beer. Last summer, I did about 1200 square feet while Esther was away.. .and felt it!
And yeah, we forgot to get one last picture of the room complete. We'll get it on here someday. It's great to have this room done and really feel like we're in a bigger place than our 1 bedroom apt in good ole Lafayette Hill PA!! We miss everybody. I've been able to take in some of the Philly sports action at Iggy's sports bar in Ogden. I ordered a beer there, and when I finished it, the waitress came up and said, "If you want another beer, you'll have to order food. I was able to serve you the first beer, because of your 'INTENT' to order food".... Ahhh Utah. Mind you, this is 3.2 beer, limited in alcohol content. So silly.