Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 4, 1960 · Page 56
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 56

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, June 4, 1960
Page 56
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MORTGAGE LOANS Insurance Co- Conventional · ComrTifr!ciai Tucson Realty Trust Company MA. 4-0451 2 S. Stone TUCSON'S MOBILE HOME HEADQUARTERS DIRECT FACTORY Distributing FOR · ROD REEL · CHICKASHA · VICTOR · COPPER STATE 10 and 12 WIDES 1-2-3 BEDROOMS V/2 BATHS · Trade In Specials · TERMS TO SUIT Ask About Our Rental Plan with Option to Ivy T1AMJ« 2125 NORTH ORACLE KD. MA 3-5777 HUACHUCA CITY BRANCH NOW OPEN Highway U GL S-MM For current hook reviews ·I their best see the '"On The Town" section every Saturday. Floors Need 'Face-Lifting' Too Summertime, while the family^ is spending so much time outdoors, is a good time to refinish your marred, scarred old floors. While some kinds of paint-varnish removers do a good job of taking up the old finish, power sanders, now that they can be .rented, provide the best means of getting professional results. Save yourself money by not renting the sander and edger (for getting close to the walls, etc.) until the floor is ready for sanding. That means removing the furniture from the room, tightening loose boards, filling cracks, resetting protruding nail- heads, taking down draperies and ; otherwise getting everything set for the actual sanding. Too many persons rent sanding machines and then have them around the house for a day or two before putting -them to use. · · ; Use coarse,grit paper for the- first sanding to take off the old finish. Medium paper is used for the second sanding, fine paper for the third and final cutting. Some authorities recojnmend diagonal sanding with the coarse ; grit paper, but this is necessary only if _the floor is icupped or warped. . With-the-grain sanding should be done, in any event, with the second and third cuttings. Overlap each path of the machine by two or three inches. Always keep the machine in motion while the drum is in contact with the floor. \Do the edge sanding in 'sequence 'With the drum sanding. After the first sanding with the drum, do the first sanding with the ..edger, and so on. The edger is used in all 'places inaccessible to the drum sander, with a. hand scraper' available for getting under fixed objects. Be sure all dust is removed from the room after sanding by using a vacuum cleaner, dry mop, cloth, brush or anything else handy--but be sure to get the · dust from window ledges, baseboards and other woodwork ,as well as from the floor itself. If this is not done, the dust may be disturbed later and settle on the floor while you're in the middle of the refinishJng job. Once live floor has been prop- erly prepared, you are ready to put on the new finish of your choice. Since you went to so much trouble to restore the original beauty of your floor, it is unlikely that you will choose anything but a clear finish, one which vyili" allow the grain to show through. This may involve nothing more than putting on two or three coats of the finishing material--or it may call for filling and staining preparatory to the final finishing. Filling open-grained wood such as oak has been a time-honored method of making a floor beautifully smooth before applying the finish. There has been a trend away from the use of a wood filler on oak floors in recent years but some persons still prefer it. Shellac is easy to apply, dries fast and comes in the clear (called white) or orange types. About two parts of shellac should be diluted with one part of denatured alcohol for best results; at least three coats are recommended. Extremely dur- able, shellac should not be used where it will be in prolonged contact with water, "which sometimes whitens and softens the finish. Varnish is a tough surface finish that, when applied carefully, imparts a pleasing glow to the floor. It takes at least 24 hours · C'.*. · ' 'for each coat to dry/ ';."· Anothar surface ooating TM plastic, of which there are several kinds. The better ^qualify plastic floor finishes dry evea faster than shellac and are extremely durable and dirt-resistant. They can be touched up without patch marks being visible. In recent years, many other types of finishes, besides' those mentioned, have been developed. There are many varieties of synthetics, those children ·{'..the wizardry of modern chemistry. One of the latest discoveries, a resin preparation, imparts to finishes totally, new degrees of durability and surface protection, plus a high resistance t» ordinary stains, liquors and de- · tergents. V Built On Your Lot for This Luxurious *" ' CUSTOM-CRAFTED 3 Bedroom Home With Fireplace "THE L A R G O Enjoy a home that is built Just for you -- «. home that has its own distinctiveness and charm ·"- yet costs little more than a mass produced home. You can, once you've talked to the folks at O'Malley's, who can show you a complete selection of individual home designs. Take the spacious "Largo," for example, that offers so many desirable features . . . a living room, with fireplace, that extends from front to^ear, with sliding door access to the outdoor living porch . . . a time-saving kitchen, just a few steps from the garden-view dining are* »·;% laundry facilities included in the larg« ·torage area behind the attached carport. Choose your new home now from the varioul attractive designs available at O'Malley's, including the Largo. Or, if you wish, bring in your own architect's plans. O'Malley'i will estimate costs for you . . . recommend a reliable contractor to do the building . . . *vetfc help you to obtain the financing you want, There's no charge for this service and no ob» ligation. PHONB: MAIn L U M B E R · H R D W A R E · P A I N T 247 North 4th Av«., TUCSON 71 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 19*0

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