COMMUNITY FORUM

beginner

06:09PM | 01/05/99
Bvflooring
I have purchased a 50-year old house with wood floors that need refinishing. What is the best method to use? Should I rent a floor sander or sand by hand? What are some of the problems I may encounter if I do it myself? Please provide advice or knowledge on the best methods to use to refinish the floors. Thanks!

Thomas M

11:35PM | 01/05/99
Hi beginner!

Hand sanding or power..hmmm..depends on how enthusiastic you are..just kidding...on a more serious note,yeah I would recommend a drum sander and if you want to save more time also rent an edging machine(just like it sounds,works along baseboards and other hard to sand areas).As far as technique,for t&g flooring sand along the grain back and forth, for parquet sand in opposing diagonals.As far as problems..man get yourself a good respirator,IT GETS DUSTY,and just a suggestion,if you have a window fan,use it w/a air conditioner filter on inside,traps alot of the dust so your fan doesn't get mega cruddy.Also match the grit of the drums and disks to your type of flooring,I'd need more info as to what you have exactly before I could recommend them.Oh and another thing,if you don't want the wife whacking you over the head w/a rolling pin,seal all doorways w/plastic.

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Making this trio of storage totes is simpler than you might think. Gold screw bolts and spray adhesive hold the fabric cov... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1