Actually I have!
I did my Casita
floor a few years ago. Will get a pic today for you. And though my Casita
hasn't gotten a lot of wear and tear the last couple of years, it still looks great. And I know it will for years to come as well because I have done this technique on a floor in a home we had years ago. And when I sold the home it was still looking great after 4 years of heavy traffic. I also did this technique on a friends pop up camper, which get's lots of wear and tear with 3 teenager daughters and their friends plus dogs. On her's I did 5 coats of poly and just last year she put two more coats on to maintain it. I haven't done any maintenance on my yet because of low wear and tear, but most likely will this summer sometime. Just to keep it looking great!
Super easy to do! I have always been a wood floor person (my Dh owned a hard wood floor company) But, I do like other hard floor surfaces as well. I hate carpet (I know I own a Casita
) but the carpet on the walls doesn't bother me as much as carpet on the floor!
So because I wanted something different than everyone else I did the paper bag technique and I'm happy I did!
I have also done this technique on walls. On wall's it looks like leather. Because you don't have to use as much poly.
The hardest part of that project was tearing out the Casita carpet off the floor!
That was a B_T_H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But after getting it out and some elbow grease to get the worst of the glue whittled down. Then it's just a matter of crawling around the floor.
I do not roll the poly on in small projects, because it's hard to get a nice even stroke. I sponge it on. Takes longer but worth the effort to me. I do at least 5 or 6 sponge coats, letting the poly dry between coats.
On the Casita, I did not use the Elmer's glue solution to glue down. I just used the poly to adhere the paper. Because my Dh did hardwood floors I kinda knew that the poly would also adhere the paper down so gave it a whirl and it did exactly what I thought it would do. Wet the paper with poly and stick it down. I did use the Elmer's method on my floor in our home, but truthfully, it's just an extra step! The difference is the Elmer's will give you a more crackled finish. You can also just wet the paper with water and squeeze it out to get a crackled finish. You will get tears and wrinkles in the paper, but that is what gives it character!