Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


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 06-30-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 288
Share |
Default

Sprucing up wood floor without sand/re-finish


I am getting ready to sell a house.
It has approx 1000 sq ft of wood floor.
It appears to be a conifer species, refinished once with fairly major sanding, as evident near the irregular rock fireplace which shows thicker and darker.

Its in pretty good shape, but is dull in traffic areas.

What are the best options for a quick/cheap refinished look?
I imagine the poly won't stick if I just put a coat on as-is. Should I buff, clean, chemical de-gloss?
I really don't want to sand.
Planning on doing a couple test sections tomorrow, then applying whatever worked best all over.
michaelcherr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Sprucing up wood floor without sand/re-finish


Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelcherr View Post
I imagine the poly won't stick if I just put a coat on as-is.
I don't see why not. We just cleaned our old wood floors and re-poly'd them!
It worked quite well.

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
Member
 
woodman58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Blackwell, Missouri
Posts: 446
Default

Sprucing up wood floor without sand/re-finish


You should always screen a floor before recoating it. If you do not you will end up with bubbles in the finish down the road. Use a 120 grit screen and keep the buffer or osillating sander moving. You just want to scratch the finish a little so the new coat will have a surface to addhere to.
woodman58 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
prepping old wood for painting newb questions afabco Painting 19 08-07-2008 11:19 AM
Clear exterior wood finish for natural color orrd Painting 2 07-06-2008 03:38 PM
Giving wood floors a new finish MystiLatte Flooring 1 04-20-2008 05:53 PM
Stair Finish - wood or paint TRM Painting 3 01-16-2008 12:33 PM
Wood Finish to Stair Rails propilot5000 Painting 1 01-09-2007 06:22 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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