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BV012861

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!

BV012868

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........

DavidWBarnett

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

BV021353

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?


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