- If using inside of a finished space, cover everything you do not intend to paint that color,
- Use a full face respirator mask, not a dust mask and safety glasses
- Make sure the material you're painting/staining will absorb the paint or stain
We went with bamboo for the floor, it's considered a "green" material and was relatively cheap compare to regular hardwood but I would not recommend the Morningstar product from Lumber Liquidators. It scratches and dings way to easily. Also, I'm not sure if it's true of all bamboo flooring, but nailing it was a pain in the ars. Standard floor nails would split the wood along the grain causing the tongue to ripple making locking in the next piece tightly difficult. Maybe staples would have been a better bet, I would have glued but I used an under layment to reduce the noise if there were uneven spot in the sub-floor.
After some touching up and filling in small gaps I think the room turned out nice. Still a few small details to knock out.