Refinishing Hardwood Floors
Sanding Under Radiators
Cabinets And Hard To Reach Areas
Refinishing hardwood floors using a Under radiator sander
- Sand any areas, that's unreachable by the edger
, such as under radiators, baseboard heaters, under cabinet toekicks, low hanging shelves, or narrow areas.
Use the same sanding motion as the edger
, when operating the radiator sander.
Some of these machine have a speed dial
. Where you're able to lower the speed to reduce sanding marks.
Handscraping Corners And Edges
Handscrape any areas, that wasn't sanded.
On, new woodflooring, scrape corners and markings
Scrape with the grain
, of the woodflooring, to avoid chipping
Scrape corners so that the boards are even
Scrape around doorways
, and all markings should also be removed.
Tip: If, the blade is dull, sharpen it with a hand file.
Try and keep the blade as even as possible, it will make scraping easier
Fine Tuning The Edges And Corners
5. Orbital sander:
sand all areas, that you handscraped, with a 100 grit, remove any sanding marks
that the edger and under radiator sanders left behind or missed.
You can hand sand these areas, also, if you don't have an orbital sander.
Now, we're ready to Screen or Buff our newly refinished hardwood floors.
Buffing and Screening
Learn sanding tricks and tips
on refinishing hardwood floors
on certain types of wood flooring like:
Reclaimed Heartpine Flooring
White Pine Flooring
Maple Hardwood, Birch, and Beech Hardwood Flooring
Brazillian Cherry, Santos Mahogany, Teak, And Ipe Wood Flooring
White Oak and Red Oak Hardwood Flooring
Repairing Common Wood Floor Sanding Issues
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