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Most common mistakes in a wood floor refinishing

Posted on November 15th, 2010 In: Blog, Wood Floor Repairs Blogs

Common wood floor sanding mistake is to sand the floor in 90 degrees against the grain of the wood.People who are engaged in wood floor finishing tend to make some very common mistakes. By avoiding such mistakes you can do wood floor finishing with very satisfactory results.

Mistakes to avoid

Don’t go with your eyes and skin unprotected. Put on suitable gloves while handling refinishing material. Such material might be hazardous unless The room should not have any open flames and ensure that there is good ventilation. Some such material can also be hazardous unless used properly, so follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter.

Don’t fail to clean the floor surface using a wax remover or wooden cleaner to see if the present finish can be salvaged. Don’t fail to strip a piece completely and remove the previous paint or finish thoroughly. Otherwise you’ll leave behind spots that will create a patchy finish when you apply the final finish. You must use sufficient stripper to keep the wood surface wet.

Wait long enough so that the stripper has time to work so that you can fully remove the old finish. And don’t fail to strip in one day so that the paint can be removed when it remains still soft.

If the surface needs repairs do it before sanding as well as staining, thus ensuring a finer finish. Then sand to perfect smoothness using the proper grit of sandpaper. And when applying paint or stain, don’t make the coat too thick for the final finish will be unattractive and uneven. Finally, wait a coat to dry well before attempting the next.

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