I've been both looking forward to, and dreading, painting the floors upstairs, but since I have a 4 day weekend (Monday is Victoria Day), and the weather is supposed to be nice for the next few days, I decided TODAY IS THE DAY!
I pretty much forced myself to do it, too. I moved all the furniture out of the room last night. This morning, I vacuumed-out all the cracks between the boards, then I taped all the baseboards and door jambs, and I went over the entire floor with a damp rag.
About an hour's worth of work:
I'm very happy with the colour match, but I can already tell that I won't be too fond of the high gloss (I didn't have a choice). The fumes from the oil paint are actually not that bad. I thinned the paint 10% with paint thinner (as per the directions), and that's mainly what I could smell.
Master Bedroom done:
I don't really know what happened with the colours in this pic.
This is probably the most accurate photo for the colour:
It's not visible in the photo(s) but I painted up to the door for the L Room and the Guest Bedroom.
Also, partially visible is my "bridge support" in the last photo. I made a 2x4 frame, screwed to the stairs, and there's also a platform in the bathroom. I have some large boards that can lay across the two sides creating a bridge over the hallway floor (so that I can use the shower). Otherwise I'll be using the washroom downstairs until the floor is dry.
ALSO (2): The floor will unfortunately need another coat. The white paint smears around the baseboards, as well as several of the crack-filled nail holes, and other repairs show through the paint (probably partly because it was thinned down), so hopefully I can do that on Monday?