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How to Re-Finish a Hardwood Floor.

2011.03.26
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The original color and finish. This floor is uneven, warped poorly sanded.
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Sand off the finish.
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Patch a poorly repaired area and fill gaps.
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Bad addition and repair done by another contractor
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Fill floor cover repairs.
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Filled floor
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Sand off excess fill compound.
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Sanding continued
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Scrape corners by hand to remove old finish
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"Pop" the grain
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"Pop" the grain continued
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Bare floor, repaired, filled, sanded and grain ready for stain. These steps are the most important part of the process. If you make a mistake in the floor here, it will show in the staining process. This is the same as preparing your canvas.
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Applying stain. This is the second most important step and most unforgiving. If you did not prepare your "canvas" properly, it is too late to fix when the stain is applied. This is where true artistry is seen. Just like the artist, this requires the correct "eye" and just the right touch to get a beautiful end product.
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Stain applied and finessed by hand. This is where your skill will show the most. Years of experience show in the end result.
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Stain applied and drying
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Stain applied and drying continued
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Applying sealer requires experience and skill. If not done correctly will cause the stain to bleed into the finish thereby ruining the floor.
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Sealed!
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Sealed!
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Sealant screened and ready for finish
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Screened and ready for finish
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Screened and ready for finish
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Applying finish also requires experience. The right touch is important here. The thickness must be carefully controlled to prevent puddling and ridging.
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Wet finish!
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Dry finish
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Repairs done correctly can not be seen!
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Perfectly stained and blended repair!!
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Gorgeous! When the light changes, the color of the floor changes.
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Beautifully refinished floor.
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Stunning! A job well done !!
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1 Comment
kharter33 I was amazed at the level of skill required to do this type of work correctly. I was impressed by the repairs done to this floor to hide the lack of skill from prior contractors bad patch work. It pays to have the best. There is real skill in staining a floor that requires the hand of a true artist. This floor is absolutely beautiful! The pictures do not do this work justice.
kharter33 · 2011-03-26: 23:06
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