Refinish Your Hardwood Floor Like a Pro


Article by: Dan Farrell

This article is written by a pro of refinishing hardwood floors , Crown Molding Adds a Classy Touch...Cheap! since I have done too many to count. Maybe 300 would be a good guess. My father was in the business full time (as well as aluminum windows , Crown Molding Adds a Classy Touch...Cheap! and doors , How to Tell if You Need a General Contractor (which I'll write another article about that soon) and while I attended college, and for a short time after, I worked with him as well as on my own refinishing hardwood floors. , How To Buy A Loft Bed (Bunk Bed)

In fact, I just did my mother-in-law's last summer , How To Buy A Loft Bed (Bunk Bed) and my back still hurts!

Before you even think of starting this DIY project, you need to be fairly good shape. There is a lot of bending, kneeling and scraping...if you do it right.

Ok, you still are here reading so I guess you are serious :o)

Here are the easy? steps to a beautiful, , How to Choose an Air Purifier shiny hardwood floor:

  • Determine what kind of finish you would like first. There are a couple choices, flat, , Choosing the Right Gas Fireplace for Your Home medium gloss and high gloss. It's strictly taste as they both wear the same. I prefer a polyurethane paint , Unlocking Your Dungeon: How to Finish a Basement Without Finishing off Your Checkbook but some like varnishes. I found urethane to be a durable finish and won't yellow over time. Look for 'non-yellowing' on the can. They come in either oil or water , Choosing the Right Gas Fireplace for Your Home based, and I prefer water , Pellet Stoves - A Clean Heating Alternative to Lower your Energy Bill base for the ease of clean up.

  • Go to your local , The Need for National Regulations and Testing in the Home Improvement Industry hardware store that carries floor , Duct Tape Wallets sanders, edger sander, pain scrapers, sandpaper (medium) and the floor paint. , Be Cool and Comfortable While Saving Money

  • Prepare your floor , How to Budget for Home Improvements by filling in any blemishes, depressions, cracks and nail , Buying a Flagpole holes.

  • Sweep and then vacuum floor. , Installing a Bathroom Vanity and Countertop (at this point I would hang a plastic , Pellet Stoves - A Clean Heating Alternative to Lower your Energy Bill sheet over any door , The Builder from Hell openings if the door , Window Air Conditionar Rentals has been removed (new construction etc).

  • Sand , How Long to Install a New Roof? main floor , Static Shock being careful to keep sander going in same direction. Start with a coarse sandpaper and switch to finer for second sanding. The first sanding is to get to bare wood , The Builder from Hell and the second for a finished look.

  • Sand the edges. The trick here is to use a fairly light , Consider Rubber Decking – The Possibilities Are Endless touch and rotate the sander in semi-circle reducing sand , Pellet Stoves - A Clean Heating Alternative to Lower your Energy Bill marks.

  • Now the fun part. Take your scraper in scrape the corners and under heaters. Don't worry about under heaters too much as it won't be that noticeable.

  • Whew! The hard part is done. Now the fun part. Sweep and vacuum floor , A New Home Is A Unique Home and if you see a swirl or sanding marks scrape the out.

  • Put the sealer down. Wait at least 2 hours, hand sand , An Overview of Solar Cells Through The Years the whole floor, , Be Cool and Comfortable While Saving Money vacuum and apply the urethane. If you don't have air , Buying a Flagpole conditioning, put a fan on the floor , The Need for National Regulations and Testing in the Home Improvement Industry to dry it quicker.

  • I usually waited at least 4-5 hours for it dry, most of the time overnight. I recommend at least 2 coats of urethane for a durable, hard finish.

    You're done! Wow not so bad was it?

    Oh yeah,

    Email me for a chiropractor lol
    Dan Farrell is the owner of where you can get a free closet organizer plan , Rejuvenate The Look In Your Home With An Array Of Stylish Curtain Rods. and other home , Shower Heads: Women vs. Men improvement ideas and articles.

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