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Stenciling Directions for
FS05 F6 Moodus, Ct

The placements of both the border and the central floor patterns are very simple in FS5 F6 , the Alan Kirk Roberts House, Moodus, CT. The border is known as a "fish scale" or "lamb's tongue" design, it is a classic example of the mitered corner (see Illustration A) shown on the PLACEMENT OF BORDERS AND ALL-OVER FLOORS instruction sheet. To accomplish the miter in the corner you will have to tape over some of the "scales" or "tongues". Start from the point you decide is the corner on the outside of the border and tape over the stencil on a 45 degree diagonal toward the inside. After applying paint, turn the stencil 90 degrees to change the direction of the border and complete the mitered corner by fitting the stencil with proper spacing against the previously stenciled 45 degree angle. Tape again on the diagonal to avoid any overlap in the stenciling. This will result in a well turned corner. (See illustration).

The 6 floor pattern units should be applied according to size. Place the largest pattern at random all over the floor in a manner pleasing to your eye, and fill in around them with the others, using the second largest next, and so on. Although the original floor was pumpkin pine with all pattern units done in a dark green, you may want to consider using more than one color.