Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

debbiedoityour


We have hardwood floors in most of the rooms in our house. We're on a limited budget, so can't afford to rent or buy a buffer/sander. Is the only alternative hand sanding? I'm disabled, with a bad back, so on my knees sanding for hours, sounds uninviting, and painful to say the least. What about liquids used for sanding? Do they work on floors well? I have a floormate, but it doesn't seem to really clean the deep stains on the floor.


Last edited by debbiedoityour; 06-09-2010 at 09:30 AM. Reason: New at this
debbiedoityour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 1
Default

debbiedoityour


Although I am no expert, I have refinished a hardwood floor in a 10x10 bedroom. I rented a floor sander, and used a few different sandpaper grits, and it took me roughly 5 hours, slpit between two days. I was in no rush and took my time. I used the sander for the larger areas and came back to the perimeter of the room with a hand held sander and did them slowly. I could only imagine how difficult, back breaking, and time consuming it would be to do it all by hand, even with the held of any product. You need to completely remove a layer of wood in order to expose a clean surface.

I suggest you wait, and either rent a sander, or have someone refinish the floors for you. It is a back breaking job, and it you already have back problems, I would not suggest attempting it by hand.

Hope this helps.

TimboSlice is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.