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Old 03-19-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Floor Resurfacing - Need to 'x marks the spots'


Our home floors (almost the whole 1st floor) are hickory wood flooring with a water-based finish. It was a new build and when we moved in I noticed some 'moon-shaped' stains in the flooring.

It looked like someone's tennis shoe (with moon-shaped traction) tracked some stain in quite a few areas.

The builder knew about it, but didn't say anything and we were moving in at that point (nowhere else to go). Tomorrow they will be resurfacing all of the wood flooring. I really want to 'mark up' the areas so that nothing is missed.

At first I thought maybe a wax crayon, but maybe that's not the best idea. What would be a good tool to use to mark the floor so that he knows each spot to concentrate on? I know the whole floor will be resurfaced, but I really don't want to have to go through this a second time

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Anything you mark it with is going to be sanded off.

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I know.. but my builder already told me not to use any sort of floor polish prior to them coming in because it will cause problems (I don't see why, but that was what he said). So - no Orange Glo or similar.

Wouldn't that mean wax crayon wouldn't be good either?
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Do not put anything on the floor, what ever you put down is going to get ground into the flooring or make them have to strip it before sanding.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:31 PM   #5
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Little pieces of blue painters tape should be ok just to highlight the spots of concern. Leave a flap of tape folded together on one end so its easy to remove.
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Little pieces of blue painters tape should be ok just to highlight the spots of concern. Leave a flap of tape folded together on one end so its easy to remove.
I did think of using my green paint tape as a last resort.

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you can also take pictures of the floor and us ms paint or something to lebel areas of concerns. take close ups of the areas of concern to match to the markings.

that'll give you nice reference for the future.
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you can also take pictures of the floor and us ms paint or something to lebel areas of concerns. take close ups of the areas of concern to match to the markings.

that'll give you nice reference for the future.
Ah... great advice. I will do that for sure.
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Just throw some blue painters tape on ones you want removed. Keep it simple.

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