Is it possilbe to refinish wide plank pine floors?

by Mrs. R.

I know that pine is a softer wood so would it be better to hire someone or could a do-it-yourselfer tackle it?

ANSWER

You can refinish your pine floors yourself, it takes some work, but if you are careful, you can have a nice looking floor that you can be proud of.

Start by renting a floor sander, and use a medium grit sand paper, as pine is a soft wood. The floor sander can be very aggressive. You can easily go deeper then you want or need to.

Get an orbital sander to do the edges and corners. It is a hand held device so you need to get on your hands and knees to do this step.

Then use a fine grade sand paper to smooth the surface and prepare it for finishing with a good quality polyurethane or varnish.

Good luck

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