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Do I have to sand my hardwood floor in order to refinish?

We found that we have hardwood floor under our carpet. We prepped the floor by taking out the floor tacks and staples. We went to rent the floor sander and the guy at the store said that it would save us money on sand paper to strip the varnish first and then sand the floor. So, we now have the floor stripped of varnish and we plan on staining our floor a dark dark brown. Do we still need to sand the floor since we stripped the varnish, or can we just wipe it down and start staining?


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    Not sure what to do with these ugly wood floors as far as refinishing them, any suggestions?

    I am moving into an old house (renting) and the landlord is pretty open to whatever I want to do to the house including the unfinished wood floor. I don’t want a whole lot of work but I would like to have a somewhat presentable and comfortable floor. right now, walking on it is like walking on an old weathered wood deck, there are black stains from moisure and colored stains from other spills and the whole floor is in very rough shape. I would like to be able to move in by this coming weekend so I don’t have a whole lot of time.
    I have considered staining and varnish, but that seems like a lot of work and you would have to know what you are doing. then I learned about Tung Oil, but that also seems like a lot of upkeep and maintainance.
    My latest idea is a white wash with a clear poly over that. I would lightly sand the floor, then paint with a watered down white latex, then wipe most of it off before it dries. then the next day, I would Put a Clear Poly on it, maybe 2 coats.
    What do you think? Suggestions? Techniques? Water or Oil Based Polyurethane?


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      Weird White dots in my Hardwood floor -What are they?

      We’ve been re-finishing some floors in my house, sanding them, staining them, and varnishing them. Only after we’ve applied the varnish, these little white dots start to appear beneath the varnish. What are they, and how do we prevent them from appearing? We’ve even tried refinishing the floor a second time, but they pop up again. Just to clarify, these dots are underneath the varnish.
      Our best guess was that it might be pine sap seeping out of the wood. Is is possible that sap can still emerge from wood that is almost 100 years old?
      It is not air bubbles.


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        Refinishing interior wood?

        We bought an old Victorian style home. My wife and I have been working with a heat gun to strip paint from the window frames and doors. (Why do people paint over these???) Anyway, we have little bits of paint and varnish left and are looking for some suggestions for the best way to get these down to the wood. We plan on staining a little darker than the original. We have looked at several chemical strippers but haven’t tried any yet. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!


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          I want to refinish my floors what is the best kind of sealant?

          I have refinished tables before but never a floor. This is my living room with a heavy amount of traffic, so what is the best kind of sealant, I really don’t know if that is the word to use for it, but should I use polyurethane, pollyacrylic, varnish? Also what is the best method of application. I know the basics like sand, sand in between coats. Any other advice would be great!!!!
          Thanks


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          Refinish / Strip Furniture: How to refinish old furniture (Heirloom)

          A short tutorial of how to use Heirloom Furniture Stripper to renew and strip the coating off your old furniture. Refinishing wood surfaces is as simple as COAT, REMOVE & CLEAN. Heirloom Furniture Stripper – General refinishing projects Heirloom Heavy Body Paint & Varnish Remover – Gel for intricate carvings and grooves Heirloom Pure – For indoor & outdoor projects with minimal ventilation. Less toxic and biodegradable alternative

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          How to you fix a hardwood floor?

          I found an ink stain on my hardwood floor. I scrubbed it down through the varnish. Now I have a white spot on the floor the size of a half-dollar. How do I fix it?


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          Natural Finish, 100% Natural Floor Finish, Buffed Wood Floors

          EARTHPAINT specializes in non toxic wood finish, natural finish. Made from Southern Pine Resin, natural plant oils, Trees and minerals. No polyurethane. This floor Looks amazing after one coat but we went all the way for maximum protection. Two coats of Bio Poly NT were buffed in and then one coat of Mountain was mopped in high traffic areas. Bombproof! No POISON!

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          refinishing wood furnature …?

          we have a big coffee table and another table that i want to refinish … any ideas on sanding … varnish …and whatever else i need to do to it?


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          Natural Finish, 2nd coat, Machine buffed natural floor finish

          EARTHPAINT specializes in non toxic wood finish, natural finish. Made from Southern Pine Resin, natural plant oils, Trees and minerals. This floor was buffed with Bio Poly NT. 2 coats. Fantastic natural finish for low traffic or natural looking finish. Topcoat with Mountain for a bomproof natural floor finish.

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