Homeowners may decide to renovate their house and property at some point. This can entail many alterations. Wall painting is probably the most common task, but furniture, kick-knacks, carpeting and many other elements of a home may also be changed.
Wooden floors can be re-sanded as part of home renovations. Re-sanding of the floor basically returns it to a new appearance. Only a thin layer of surface wood is removed. The resulting floor is bare timber than can be re-stained and re-finished in many different manners. The floor can have the original look restored, or be coloured in a completely different way.
Many clients will include a repainting of the trim (skirting boards) when the floor is re-sanded. Some instruction on this can proves useful.
- Use blue painters tape to mask of the edges of the wall where they join to the trim
- Put plastic and / or cloth groundsheets on the floor, to avoid any dripping paint.
- Use painters tape along the floor where the floor meets the trim, to avoid any paint getting on the floor.
- Stir the paint thoroughly
- Use a 2 inch ANGLED paint brush to apply paint to the trim
- Only dip the paint brush to one third of its bristle length into the paint
- Remove excess paint from the brush, and Tap the brush on the inside of the can
- Hold a paint guard against the wall above the area where you will paint the trim
- Paint with your dominant hand (usually right) and hold the guard with the other hand
- Apply paint lightly with strokes in one direction.
- Start painting a dry area and work towards an area already painted.
- Keep painted areas in a zig zag or random pattern; straight lines are too easy to see.
- A short, stubby brush might help in tight areas like corners.
- If the paint is too thin in any an area, wait till it has dried, sand lightly, clean, and repaint
Good hardwood can last for over a century. Hardwood timber floors can re-sanded to restore their ‘just installed’ look.
If you are renovating, or if you just want the hardwood floors to look like new, consider having the floors re-sanded.