07:29PM | 08/19/03
Member Since: 08/18/03
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Hi, hoping someone can help! We just bought our first house (a week ago) and our first big project is to refinish the floors. We finished the prep, which was pretty dirty work, and now it's time to rent the sander. My husband is getting cold feet - he's worried it's too big a project. We've never done anything like this before, but I'd say we're pretty handy. I think we can do it. Any advice?

Graham Flooring

03:03AM | 08/20/03
Just a few tips. Go with the grain, and use dust masks.
For close to the wall a belt sander is great.
Sweep up all the dust .. then go back with a tack cloth to remove all the rest of the dust.
It is a big project. But it can be done with patience, and time.
Good luck.
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