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Painting Hardwood Floors – The Right Way!

Today, there is a growing trend for painting hardwood floors. Unfortunately there is another trend that correlates with this rise. That second trend is a rise in meteoric mess-ups as DIY home improvers take on this task themselves. Fortunately for the amateur wise enough to do a search on the internet first, these are fairly … Continued

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Sanding Hardwood Floors by Hand

As I have said many times before sanding hardwood floors by hand can be a lot of hard work. Hard work that can be alleviated with the use of a floor sander. With that said, I have now spoken to way too many people that will be sanding their floors by hand no matter what. So it … Continued

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Worried about sparks coming out from under the sander?

Hello! Been a while since I have posted on here so it’s about time I made a post. This time it’s concerning something that I think quite often scares people when they are trying to sand their floors. That is sparks coming out from under the machine, whether the floor sander or the edge sander. … Continued

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Can you sand and refinish your floor with an orbital sander?

This is a question that is asked by people that are too scared to use a floor sander! Let me cut to the chase, the answer is NO. Unfortunately you cannot sand floors with just an orbital sander. And to clarify, by orbital sanders, I refer to all finishing sanders; Laegler Trio, Bona FlexiSand, Numatic Woodworker, … Continued

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Home Depot Floor Sander Hire – Review

I recently posted in my blog about a UK tool hire chain called HSS tool hire. That post wasn’t the most flattering to HSS and unfortunately this brief post isn’t going to be too dissimilar.   I have no experience with Home Depot, but as I was writing my blog post about HSS, I suspected … Continued

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HSS Floor Sander Hire – Review

HSS Tool Hire is a UK based tool hire chain that hires out all types of power tools and machinery, they are one of the biggest tool hire chains in the UK. I want to go over some of my experiences and findings with HSS, so this post is mostly focused on UK readers. I … Continued

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Can you sand and refinish engineered wood flooring?

Whenever someone calls me to get a quote for floor sanding and they have engineered wood flooring, they often ask me if its even possible first. To be fair, it’s an understandable question, you only have some 4 to 8 millimeters of real hardwood to work with. You might sand straight through to the plywood! I … Continued

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Refinishing Bamboo Flooring

Click here to learn how I sand and refinish wood floors. I recently had the pleasure of refinishing a bamboo floor. I have to say I was a little apprehensive as I hadn’t sanded bamboo in several years. In fact, I know I have sanded bamboo before, but I really can’t remember it. I couldn’t … Continued

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What is Hardwax Oil?

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

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Why you should always finish with the edge sander.

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

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