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To refinish a hardwood floor, a drum sander and detail sander are required. In addition, masking tape, a plastic sheet, sandpaper, a vacuum, a cloth, protective eye and ear wear, stain and a paintbrush are needed. This p... More »

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A hardwood floor can be refinished by sanding the top layer of finish, then applying a new coat of finish. It is not always necessary to sand down to bare wood to refinish a floor. However, as Lowe's points out, it is im... More »

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As of 2014, the cost for refinishing hardwood floors averaged between $3.32 and $3.70 per square foot, according to Zillow. The cost for refinishing 500 square feet ranged from $1,660 to $1,850 at that time. However, sev... More »

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Repairing dents on a hardwood floor entails using steam to reshape the fibers of the wood. For this project, you need an iron, a cotton cloth and some water. Danish oil may be necessary as well. More »

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You need paint stripper, a scraper blade and a floor sander to remove varnish from a hardwood floor. This job could take several hours. More »

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