Has your hardwood floor seen better days? Does water soak in immediately it’s poured? Instead of replacing it, refinish it to make it look new.
Wood flooring Refinishing Steps
- Prepare the room by clearing curtains and pictures and removing doors and shoe molding.
- Cover the air vents, lights, windows and doorways with plastic
- Load the machine with a coarse grit sandpaper, start it up, and immediately begin moving-letting it run in one spot will damage the floor.
- It’s easiest to work along the grain to see what you’ve sanded. Continue sanding, getting close to the edges.
Sand the edges using a power hand sander with the same grit paper. In the corners, use a detail sander.
- Vacuum all the dust after sanding and fill in the deep gouges and holes matching wood filler
- Use a medium grit sandpaper for the second pass for both hand sander along the edges, and the detail sander for the corners.
- Clean up the dust with a vacuum and brush attachment
- Third and final pass, use fine grit sandpaper and smooth out fine scratches if the floor feels rough after sanding.
- Stain if you want to change the floor color. If you’re not staining, apply a sanding sealer before the polyurethane finish. Let it dry, then slightly sand with 320-grit sandpaper. Vacuum the entire room again and clean it dry. Using a natural bristle brush and applicator, apply a polyurethane finish and your wood flooring refinishing should be complete.