My husband and I recently purchased his grandfather's house. We want to refinish the random width pine floor in the master bedroom. It has at least two coats of paint, some dings and so forth, and is a bit warped, but thats OK. How do we remove the paint - strip, sand, or scrape (can we use stripper indoors?). Then, how to refinish - we assume we'll rent a sander at some point but don't know how we'll get around the dings and such. Also, how to finish. I would like a honey pine finish. Thanks!
I'm in the process of stripping my floors. There is a layer of thick adhesive, and at least two layers of paint. I'm using the Super Klean Strip chemical stripper and it's been working very well. I've been opening the windows and putting on the ceiling fan and the fumes aren't bad at all. It's a messy job, but it's so worth it! The floors already look great & I haven't had to sand at all so far. I also wouldn't recommend straight sanding if there is any chance the paint you're dealing with is lead. Good Luck!