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Stephanie38

06:04AM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 09/18/03
33 lifetime posts
I have several new dark urine stains on my recently refinished floors. Can I buy a small hand-held sander and repair the floor myself? If so, how do I then put on new polyurethane?

LDoyle

05:02PM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
Yes, you can repair areas of the flooring yourself. The major problem in your case will be to remove the stains. Suggest sanding down to the bare wood and try stain removers. May have to resort to bleach solution? When satisfied, remove any stain remover and let dry very well. Then apply the same type finish with a good brush. May have to sand again several times with fine sandpaper. The last coat of finish will depend on the type finish (gloss, semi gloss or satin). Satin is the best to match. I use a clean rag to apply the last coat and it blends in fine with the rest of the floor.


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