With hardwood back in style, it might be worthwhile to check your floors. HGTV can help you put it back on display with these tips to refinish hardwood floors.
Clean the Floor. Remove all the furniture, and spray the floor with a hardwood flooring cleaner or your own mix of 10 parts water to 1 part white vinegar. Gently wipe the floor with a terry-cloth mop or a towel wrapped around a mop head. Close the windows and doors to keep dust contained in the room you're sanding.
If the finish flakes easily or is cracked or has an orange-peel look, you'll need to sand before refinishing hardwood floors. Pick at least two test areas on the floor: one in a high-traffic zone, the other along a wall or in a closet. Clean each area with a wood floor cleaner and roughen a 6 x 6-in.
Refinish Hardwood Floors in One Day. Step 1: Buy special hardwood floor refinishing kit. Refinishing kit and other tools. Step 2: Clear the floor and clean the room. Photo 1: Clean the floor. Step 3: â€œSandâ€ the floor with liquid. Photo 3: Apply and scrub. Step 4: Damp mop and touch up the floor. Photo 6: Re-clean the.
To refinish a hardwood floor, the first thing you need to do is sand off the old finish. You need a walk-behind floor sander, which you can rent. You also want to
Sanding your hardwood floors takes three sessions with progressively lighter grit sandpaper. To begin, use a coarse 30-40 grit, then a medium 50-60 grit and .