Whatever you do, test a small area first..... I bet it's hiding something.I'm in the process of refinishing my floors in my nearly 100 yr old home. Besides varnish, a couple rooms have about 12" border that has been painted. Is it best to use paint stripper first or will sanding remove everything? Thank you
Yes... I read this and couldn't help but chuckle at myself. My first floor is all hardwood, but the living room was carpeted. I pulled it up around the edges, looked okay underneath. Put that on the back burner til painting was done. Built in drop cloth!
Carpet removal day came, and Surprise! The hardwood stopped about 24" in from each wall, where the plywood began. About 12' x 8' of my nice big living room floor was replaced with plywood. Grrrr. Oh the stories this place could tell.
My husband's grandfather sold used cars for a while. We went to visit one time in our well worn volvo 240 (at the time 12 years old). While we slept in.... he painstakingly painted a piece of 3/4 inch wide masking tape silver and used it to 'fix' a piece of missing chrome trim.I'm a mechanic at a dealership, so that's extra funny to me ;-). Used car salesmen...cripes.