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Can you sand and refinish hardwood floors yourself?

Of course you can. The only question, really, is how good that sanding and finishing is going to be. No one can do something for the first time and be as good as someone that has been doing it for 5-10-20 years. With that in mind, do as much research as you can.  

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Parquet Floor Restoration (Before and After)

Finally! I recorded this parquet floor restoration video a while ago. I have had it professionally edited and its finally up. Unfortunately, the video quality is not the best. I am going to be buying a new camera so I can have higher quality selfie-style videos. This floor was actually an iroko herringbone parquet floor, … Continued

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Festool Rotex RO 150 Orbital Sander Review

Festool is known for their high prices. In some cases, I believe these prices are unjustified. I recently spent a few hundred pounds on the Festool jigsaw and I ended up using my £60 jigsaw, that didn’t cut straight, instead of my new Festool jigsaw. I found that the Festool Jigsaw also didn’t cut straight, but … Continued

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Refinishing Hardwood Floors Yourself (video)

[VIDEO BELOW] Hardwood floor refinishing is a subject that is fairly misunderstood. The mistake people make is in thinking its an easy straightforward process. “All it comes down to is applying sandpaper to wood and then applying a finish,” goes the thinking, “how hard could it be”. On the contrary sanding and refinishing hardwood floors … Continued

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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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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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