Have you ever considered refinishing your own hardwood floors? It is a serious project, but with the right tools and care you can bring old floors back to like new condition. At this property our client called us in to give this DU rental a good polishing. The hardwoods had seen years of traffic and were pretty worn down. We began by using the drum sander with a fairly low grit belt to remove the old poly coat and stain. You must be careful to work at a constant speed to insure a smooth finish. Progressively increasing the grit on the belt allows the finsih to truly begin to shine. Using an edging sander (basically an orbital sander on steroids) allows you to get a consistent finish near the edges, out of the reach of the belt sander. We chose to finish the project with an oil based poly sealant, which is not only durable, but brings out the golden shine of the natural wood finish. This project was affordable and made this rental property command attention!
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