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hollyworthy 07-21-2008 08:18 AM

can I just stain and poly my old wood floors?
I bought this old house and the floors actually look good, not alot of scuffs and no paint:) but, the color is lighter than I want and it doesnt have hardly any shine to the wood would it be okay to just stain it a darker cherry color and then use polyurethane coating without sanding any?

javan 07-23-2008 11:43 AM

Thinking that for best results, you should sand down to bare wood, then stain / refinish , etc.

Depending on the size, I have heard of good results from just using a palm sander....Then again, I have also heard of bad results too.

If it were me (and it was with two floors), I would rent the floor sander (not a drum sander) and sand the floor / refinish yourself. The heavy duty sander will make the job much easier.

hollyworthy 07-23-2008 02:29 PM

Thanks that is what I was probably going to end up doing, with a two year old its so impossible to do stuff like that, I guess I was just not looking forward to doing it ha ha!:no:

javan 07-23-2008 02:55 PM

Too True, but then again, you will be much happier with the results....

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