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03:31PM | 09/13/16
My new house has bamboo floors that are perhaps 8 years old. They were heavily scratched up by the previous owner's dog. I have heard that the type of bamboo that I have cannot be refinished. Can I paint the bamboo floors? I am concerned about sanding them first, as I've heard that the strands of bamboo can be pulled up and damaged by the sanding process.
Any info would help!


11:48PM | 09/13/16
If you have carbonized bamboo then yes it may be very hard to refinish them. If just regular bamboo, a high grit sand paper coupled with a good sanding finish solution, and an even better paint, will get you good results, but this will not last very long as the strands in the Bamboo do not absorb paint well. Its at the very best a superficial layer. I do not install bamboo floors because of the volatility of the material to temperature and humidity. I mostly remove the Bamboo and replace with something like the coconut flooring. It is expensive but worth it........


02:43AM | 08/24/17
Member Since: 08/24/17
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Thanks for the info!


12:35PM | 01/14/20
I put bamboo floor pieces on my walls and I want to now paint it completely matte white. I have regular bamboo.What type of paint do I use on bamboo? Can I use regular wall paint?


07:02PM | 01/26/20
Also, what tool do you recommend I use to paint it?


03:46AM | 06/19/20
Member Since: 06/19/20
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Spray paint is the best way to achieve a smooth, even finish on bamboo. White is always a winner, especially for outdoor pieces, and soft, muted greys, blues and greens are perfect for bamboo.


03:12PM | 06/20/20
Member Since: 06/19/20
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If you want to get more information about bamboo floors then you sgold read this Bamboo flooring Guide:

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