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Old 07-21-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
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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?

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can I just stain and poly my old wood floors?


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.


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can I just stain and poly my old wood floors?


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

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