Thanks everyone for the kind comments...
The reason it is so clean is that we have the carpet installers scheduled to come in on 6/10 to install the game room/bar/stairway/HT carpeting. So I have to get both the wainscotting and HT ceiling paint done at a minimum. I figured I might as well get it ready for the installation crew.
As for the bar top finish I chose the Spar Urethane because I am more familar with that product as opposed to the Environtex. I've seen information on the Environtex but wasn't sure how forgiving it is to human error in application. Since it looks like you pour it on I was also concerned if my bar top wasn't perfectly level that it my pool up at the low spots and be too thin at the high points. At least with the Urethane I can sand out imperfections between coats. I also wanted something tough as nails and I know that the Urethane would do the trick. Just being a little cautious.
Put the 2nd basecoat of paint on the HT ceiling tonight. It is deep deep deep green. Looks almost black when dried. Tomorrow night I start with the glazing and marbling. That and the finishing the wainscotting will take me through the weekend. I picked up my last piece of chair rail and have applied the seal coat. Then I'll finish up some minor loose ends before the carpet gets installed. Then I'll be back in the HT installing the columns and fabric panels.
On a general note. I am very pleased with the application of the General Finish water based stain. Applied over the sealer it gave a very deep even color. One thing though; it doesn't take long for the color to set. I mean it is fast. I am used to Minwax products with I usually leave on for 5-15 minutes to get the depth of color I like. The GF stain was basically wipe-on/wipe off; no longer than 30 seconds on the wood. On my first frame, I did the usual 5 minute wait and it came out almost black as opposed to the rosewood color I was shooting for. Fortunately being water based I just rubbed liberal amounts of water into the finish to lighten in up. After that I did the Mr. Miyagi "wax on-wax off" routine and it worked perfectly.
Anyone have any input on putting columns on top of the carpeting versus carpeting around them?
Just checking my options in case I want to change the columns in the far (far far
) future and want to future proof my (or future owners) options.