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Old 09-13-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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removing old paint from hardwood floor

help... as I was removing carpet in the living room, I discovered the whole 500 sq ft of wood floor in painted with old latex paint . What is the easiest, quickest and most cost effective way to remove it.


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Old 09-13-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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The quickest and likely the cheapest would be to call a floor sanding outfit.

If the wood is oak,you could chemically strip it and try sanding it your self---However,it is almost always cheaper to pay a pro---

My concern---Why would someone cover the wood with latex and then cover it with carpet?

That is a trick used to seal in pet odor--the floors may be damaged---Mike---


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I agree with oh mike, drum sanding is the only he said you may find dark stains that are too deep in the wood...people that sell homes with pets will put a primer over the floor to kill the may start only to find that the stains are too deep to sand out....If you are handy you can rent a drum sander, but it takes practice to run one properly, buy an extra belt and practice starting and stopping the drum sander on a sheet of plywood[make sure you start the machine with the belt off the floor, and lift the belt off before stopping the machine].
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