What is Hardwax Oil? I do get asked this quite a lot. It is a relatively new product or concept so it does need explanation. Most people are familiar with Waxes, often associated with furniture, which you rub in to the surface of the wood. Most are also familiar with Oil, such as Danish oil, with … Continued
What is Hardwax Oil?
I recently had a call to go and look at a floor that had been sanded by a builder… Straight away I knew what to expect; old varnish left on certain parts of the floor that dip down slightly, drum marks all over the place from where they have stopped with the sander before lifting … Continued
Should you sand your own floor or hire a professional? For anyone renovating or redecorating their home, deciding which tasks to take on themselves and which to hire a professional for can be difficult. Cost is often the driving factor but there are many other things to take into consideration; level of skill required to carry … Continued
Many people would like to revive and give a fresh new look to their floor without actually sanding the floor. This is ideal for floors that are not significantly damaged. This means there are no deep scratches or dents, things that can only be removed by taking off a millimetre or 2 from the surface … Continued
There is definitely a lot of confusion around the subject of the difference between lacquer and varnish. Just click on all the results on the first page of google and every one of them seems to contradict the other. After some research, I have found that some of the things I believed to be true, … Continued
I regularly have customers that have tried to sand their floors, made a right pigs ear of it and have then called me in to correct it. The first mistake that people make is they think that floor sanding is simple! Well it is when you know how! They think that because they applied a … Continued
See also: How To Stain a Wooden Floor LIKE A PRO PLEASE READ: It is not possible to stain wooden floors without sanding. However, it is possible to use floor paint which can give you a darker color or lighter color as desired, but it doesn’t color or enhance the grain of the wood. Floor paint … Continued