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Old 03-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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I am planning on restoring some neglected fir floors that we recently discovered under our carpets. It has been painted red in places and has sustained some water damage in others and the stain has worn right off on others still. I have been reading about how to refinish a floor, but I am wondering if there is anything in particular I should keep in mind while working with fir. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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It sands nicely.
Rent an oscillating pad sander. They are about 18 inches square.
Use the 60 grit to remove the old finish and paint. It may take several of those 60 grit pads.
Then continue through to about 22o grit and it should be smooth enough.

Keep the sander moving at all times.


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What he said, but don't get a drum sander if you have never used one. They can ruin a flor in a heartbeat. Big box stores have the more user friendly sanders he described.
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Thanks for the info. I am glad to hear I do not have to use a drum sander. It is a pretty small room. I am fearing up to do the floor this week. I am sure I will have some more questions. Thanks again.
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