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Some tips for refinishing wood floors include sanding the floor instead of applying a chemical-based stripper, taking out any obstructions on the floor prior to sanding, staining whole planks at one time, and removing du... More »

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Marks from sanding, staining issues and defects in the finish are all common wood floor refinishing problems. Sanding machines leave behind deep marks if not used properly, and staining the floor accentuates those marks.... More »

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No-sand floor refinishing uses a liquid etching compound to prepare the floor for a new top coat. The process is less labor intensive and time consuming than finishing a floor with the traditional sanding method. Kits ar... More »

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Marks from sanding, staining issues and defects in the finish are all common wood floor refinishing problems. Sanding machines leave behind deep marks if not used properly, and staining the floor accentuates those marks.... More »

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Repair scratches in polyurethane by testing to identify the finish, sanding the surface, removing the sanding dust and applying enough coats of new polyurethane to level the surface again. Fill any nail holes or gouges w... More »

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Hand-scraped flooring, also called hand-sculptured flooring, is a modern finishing style for floor planks intended to approximate the scraped look of classical, artisan-prepared wood. During the process, a knife is appli... More »

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You can inexpensively refinish a lightly scratched wooden floor by layering a new coat of finish directly over the old coat without sanding first. Chemical refinishing replaces the mechanical abrasion that sanding offers... More »

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