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A guide to hardwood refinishing

A guide to hardwood refinishing

So   now your floors are covered with scratches! Well, there are different ways   that you can ensure that you improve the appearance. You don’t have to remove   your hardwood flooring. You can just engage in the hardwood   refinishing.

Okay, one thing that you have to understand is that as interesting   as it is to be engaged in the project, not all the DIY come out great. You   need to exercise caution when you are applying the coats.

Tips for refinishing

Every home improvement project that you engage in is unique. This   means that there are different procedures involved. For a successful hardwood   refinishing project, below are few tips that you may   consider.

  • Choose the right   equipment

In every project the right equipment will not only save you time   but will also keep you from embarrassing yourself. There are different   equipment that are crucial to this project and one the most important one is   the sander. You see, the first step in this project is sanding the wood to   smoothen the surface.  There are different types of sanders and you need   to exercise caution when you are buying them.

  • Belt sanders; this may be a good option especially because you   are working on a large surface.
  • Orbital sanders; now, since you will be working by yourself, you   need tools that will not pose any challenge when it comes to using. This is   one of the tools it is lightweight and very easy to use.
  • Random orbit sander
  • Have the proper estimate of the cost  

You need to evaluate the project before you start the process. The   cost will be in terms of the equipment required and the materials to be   used

Engaging in the project

  • Sanding the wood; this is the first step that you will be engaged   in. Sanding will help you to smoothen the surface
  • Staining; you may choose to use the stains or not. This will   depend on the kind of coating that you want on your floors. If you want a   darker coat, then you may apply the stain
  • Remove the extra stain to avoid an unnatural look on the   wood
  • The finishing coat; there are about three coats that you may   apply. They include the; water based, polyurethane and the acid   cured.

The final word

Having this DIY project may not have the same results. You may end   up with worse looking floors. To avoid any frustrating moments, you may want   to hire professional help.

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