How To Redo Your Wood Floors

If you just purchased an older home that has wood floors in it, then this article is just for you. If the wood floors are in pretty good condition but they need to be refinished, then this article will guide you through a few things for you to know about and do. Are you "floored" and ready to learn more? If so, read on. 

Buff Them

The first thing that you will want to do is buff your floors or have a buffing service come do it for you. Buffing your wood floors is similar to buffing your fingernails; it will help get rid of old varnish, smooth out the surface, and will make sure that new varnish adheres to it really well. The great thing about buffing is that if you have any paint stains or water damage on your wood floors, it may be able to bring some it up so that they look just like new. Once they are all buffed, you are ready for the next step. 

Pick a Stain and Stain Away

The next thing that you get to do is find the right stain for your wood floors. Do you like the more natural look, or do you want something really dark or even grey? When trying out stains, choose a small part of your wood floor and try out different stains; just make sure that you can look at the stain in both natural and artificial light. Then, once you land on the stain you want, you can buff out all of the stains so that you have an even surface again. If you are staining the floors yourself, make sure that you use something like a soft rag that you can gently rub the stain into the wood with. Also, make sure that you rub the stain in as evenly as possible so that it doesn't look splotchy once it dries. 

Seal It

Once the stain has dried, it's time to seal your floors. Sealing your wood floors will help protect them from dirt, water, children, pets, and anything else. Because sealing is such an important step and will help keep your floors protected, consider hiring a professional to come and do the job for you so that you know it's done right. 

Are you ready to get to work and refinish your wood floors? If so, use these tips listed in this article. For more information, contact companies like General Brite Plating