Refinishing Hardwood Floors - Costs and Home Depot Rentals
Published at : 21 Jan 2021
I am not a contractor and this is not a How-To or DIY (Do It Yourself) video, this is how I did this and why this worked for me.
I had just a weekend (2 days and 2 days only) to refinish completely this hardwood floor. This is a rental 480sqft garage apartment unit from 1940's with original flooring that once had a carpet but the old finish was tearing off. Hardwood was uneven and I did not sand the entire section to level everything down since I do not know how thick the remaining wood was.
Since this is a rental unit cost comes first than quality and final cost was less than $200 (see video for detailed list).
I did a 100 grid pass with the sander before the sander sealer but forgot to film that.
I did two coats of polyurethane and a third one would have been even better, although I am using a semi-clear gloss a satin would have been better for this old and very used floor but this was one 20% cheaper.
This is dangerous and should not be attempted by untrained personnel, safety equipment is mandatory because of working in a hazard environment with chemicals and machinery.
Only you are responsible for your own actions and do not proceed if you don't understand the risks.
If in doubt hire an expert and do not attempt this by yourself.
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