Instructions On Refinishing Hardwood Floor
If the layers on your floor are worn out but the screen looks like it is alright then you may opt to screen the floor. You do this by taking out the gloss on the wood and it is usually easy to do. This will ensure that you use the floors for years to come.
You will need to acquire a floor buffer to do this job. You may opt to hire one to cut down the expenses. Fit it with the heaviest screening pad you have and start to buff the floors while running the machine along the grain of the boards. You should head towards all the edges and carefully scrape off the top layer and then screen it and vacuum it well.
Remove the heavy buffer and replace it with a smoother one (medium). Work your way over the floors again just like you did before. This will ensure that no gloss remains on the floors and you should follow this by a thorough vacuum over the entire area.
Take out the midpoint buffer and put on the finest buffer you have so that the 3rd and final buff will be on a finer scale. Follow it up by thoroughly cleaning and vacuuming the entire area. This will yield a dull wooden floors since you will have completely taken off the gloss. But the stain that was there will not be affected.
The polyurethane should also be close by. This is so that you will not stop in the middle of the job because you realized you do not have it. You should pour it on the wooden floors and start only with those areas that are far away from the point of exit.
Insert the applicator into the gloss pulling it backwards and then run it over the floors. This should be done a second time and the second time should be much finer. You will then let the floors dry for 8-10 hours before you proceed.
After the gloss has dried out, buff it up with a piece of fine sandpaper using a light hand. Do this until the gloss is slightly dull and not too shiny. Vacuum over the entire area to remove any foreign particles. Follow this up by applying a second coat of polyurethane just like you did the first time and then let it dry. Hand sand the whole area and vacuum it again.
You will have to apply a third and final coat of polyurethane to ensure you have done a thorough job on the floors. Avoid all the places you have glossed for another 48 hours so that you do not step on it before it has set well and undo your work. You want your floors to shine like they were when they were new. The process of refinishing hardwood floor has now been revealed.