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.
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.