Ep. 93 Tools For Sanding Wood Floors Yourself

In this episode I get “down and dirty” (or dusty at least) to talk about how I sand down hardwood floors. I prefer renting an orbital floor sander from the local rental shop – the one in this video costs per day (6 per week… go figure). The sandpaper pads can be rented by the pack, and this rental store in Lancaster PA allows you to return the unused pads for credit after the job is done. First, you need to pull off the trim and pull all the nails that will catch up your sander. Then you can use wood filler to fill in nail holes or cracks between boards (up to a point, of course). Second, use the rented sander to hit the large areas. The get along the edges I use a belt sander and orbital sander with heavy grits. After you’ve removed the old finish and high spots, it’s time to use the successively finer grits on the sanders. I finish the whole thing using my orbital and 150 grit. If you’re working on softwood you may need to do some additional sanding and filling to get the floor the way you want. Have fun! Here’s the link to my second half video – how to finish wood floors yourself: www.youtube.com _____________________ Thanks for watching! Please take a moment to subscribe here at tv.yourlancasterhome.com and pop over to our facebook page to “like” it at http Choose Jeff Geoghan for you next home sale or purchase in Lancaster! Thanks. (c) 2011 Jeff Geoghan
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