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HI,

I have hardwood floors in my dining rm. and living room. They are in very good condition and are varnished. I wanted to just freshen them up at little without totalling sanding the existing varnish off. Would the chemical in trisodium phosphate (a strong solution) be enough to "rough up" the existing varnish...so that a new coat would adhere and make the floors look shiney and fresher, or will I run into the problem of the new varnish flaking off?

Please let me know if there is any way to freshen up the floors without heavy sanding.

Thank you,

Mark
 

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I would not try it.

If you decide to, please just do a small inconspicuous area.

In my area it runs around $7-10 per square ft for refinishing.

The potential for disaster is imminent.
 

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Call in a floor guy first and see if a nice cleaning and buffed out waxing would not do for you if the finish is good. I assume you are looking for more gloss? Much cheaper than refinishing options and I think you might be surprised at the results.
 

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The term is--screened and re coated-----Complete sand and refinish in this area is about $2.00-$2.50

Screened and recoated should be a lot less--
 

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In South Florida I get $1.00-$1.25 a foot to screen & coat. Sand & Finish starts at $3.00 a foot for Natural, Stained would be $3.50- $4.00 and White Stain at $4.50-$5.00 It could be higher in your area.
 
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