This eBook will be cheap insurance when it comes to sanding your wood floors. This is a must read before you pick up that floor sander. It may save your floor from a fate worse than death. When pulling around that heavy floor sander, you need to think about gouging or sanding your floor unevenly, I will teach you how to make a perfectly flat floor. I will also teach you how to sand to ensure when you apply stain that it blends evenly. If you want to have a beautiful wood floor, you need to know how to sand extraordinarily well. Any mistakes you make will be highlighted on your once beautiful wood floor. I will not teach you the big box store "1, 2, 3 and you're done" - this is a professional guide to sanding your wood floor.
I will also teach you the inner workings of a drum sander. You will learn how to prepare your drum sander so that it won't leave those dreadful chatter marks all over your living room floor. You will be able to select the right kind of sandpaper for the job - every job is different. When you work with your edger, you will know how to avoid those ugly roller marks. Most importantly, if you read this eBook, you will be able to do a perfect sanding job that will impress your family and friends.
In this article I will discuss the different sanding methods I use depending on whether I will be staining the wood before applying the floor finish, or I am just applying the floor finish directly to the wood.
This later method is sometimes called a natural or blonde finish, and it is far easier to do. Sanding a wood floors in preparation for a stain is a tricky job. I am finding a lot of professional floor sanders are still having some difficulty achieving consistent results each time with wood stains. Well, welcome to the club. Staining floors (especially white and ebony stains) gives me the "willies" every time I do one. But, without feeling this dread and worry, I'm afraid I wouldn't be so alert to the various pitfalls that I may run into when preparing a wood floor for a stain.
Step 1: How To Sand Wood Floors: Without Leaving Machine Marks Introduction
Step 2: How To Sand Wood Floors: Can it be Sanded?
Step 3: How To Sand Wood Floors: Start with Fine Tuning Your Drum Sander and Choosing the Best Sand Paper
Step 4: How To Sand Wood Floors: The Right Sand Paper Makes The Job For The Initial Rough Sanding 36 Grit
Step 5: How To Sand Wood Floors: Repairing Gaps and Second Sanding Stage With 60 Grit
Step 6: How To Sand Wood Floors: Final Drum Passes with Burnished 80 Grit or Regular 100 or 120 Grit
Step 7: How To Sand Wood Flooring: Edging - Using The Edger Without Effort
Step 8: How To Sand Wood Flooring: Screening and Final Preparation For Staining or Finishing