Step by Step Guide on How to Refinish Hardwood Floor by LloydZerna

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Refinishing is a tedious task to do that is why a lot of
homeowners would rather hire a cleaning company to do the job
for them. However, it is essential that homeowners refinish their
hardwood floors themselves. They should realize that the joy of
seeing the same result as professional does and at the same time
save a considerable amount of money is an investment well
spent. Refinishing does not require rocket science to get the job
right, all you need to do get the right tools and pay close
attention to details and set a time to do this job.
The first step is to clear all furniture, carpet and area rug
out of the room. This way, it will be easier to do cleaning,
sanding and refinishing. Furthermore, by taking away the
stuff in your room, you can prevent damaging your
furniture and carpet and your job will get faster and easier.
Next is to sand off stains and stubborn spots on the
floor using a sander and sandpaper. When sanding,
plan ahead where’s the best place to start and which
direction you’re going to end. If possible, start from
one end of the room towards the front door or
backdoor.
See to it that you won’t miss any dull spot. Moving
from one direction to another is not going to make
your job any easier. After sanding, use a broom stick to
clear any debris on the floor and then do vacuum
cleaning right after. Your wooden floor should look
beautiful and shiny.
Before you start refinishing, prepare the stain beforehand.
Do this by stirring the stain first. Use a clean stick to stir
and make sure you stir it thoroughly. You will know that
the mixture is ready when there are no bubbles coming out
of the mixture. Air bubble in your mixture can cause
mottled outward show on the floor.
Now that the stain is ready. Use either a brush or a clean cloth to
apply. Use a brush if you wish to make it darker, and use a cloth if
you want to apply the stain lighter. After you have stained all
parts of the floor proceed on to the final step.
The next and final step is to seal the stained floor. Use
a standard size roller in applying the sealant on the
floor. When applying, follow the direction of the wood
grains so that it will look beautiful.
Apply a thin layer of sealant but make sure it is evenly
thin on all areas of the floor. Again, see to it that you
won’t miss a spot. Move your furniture back in place
when you’re sure enough that the floor is completely
dry.
You have to be careful in putting back the stuff in place.
See to it that you will not drag them when moving. There’s
a good chance that you will scratch the newly finished
floor. Ask someone to help you lift the furniture and
appliances back in place.




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