DIY Refinishing Jobs Can Go Wrong
In the early spring months, people seem to want to change their homes around. Whether it is doing a thorough spring cleaning of every room or doing home improvements, people everywhere want to get their hands dirty after spending months cooped up in the house. But one thing every Do-It-Yourself (DIY) person should avoid is refinishing their own hardwood floors.
The process of refinishing hardwood flooring is not as easy as going to a hardware store and picking out a finish. This is a time consuming process that should only be attempted by professionals. To start prepping the area, the entire molding must be taken off and all the staples and nails removed from the floor. That itself is a very tedious job that can take hours. The Floors must then be sanded to remove all imperfections in the wood. This process takes a lot of time and puts out a lot of fine dust particles in the air. Once the floors are vacuumed of dust, check for holes and fill with matching wood filler. After it is filled in, the floors must be sanded multiple times with different grades of grit in order to achieve smoothness. Once the floors are smooth, a stain, sealer, and clear polyurethane wax are all applied to the wood. This process takes three to five days to complete. If the polyurethane comes into contact with dust or hair, it will bubble, ruining your coat.
This is a time consuming process that takes days to complete. If not done properly it can ruin your floors beyond repair, leave floors with streaks or uneven finish, or even uneven floors. Flooring sanders are not for the untrained person. Sanders are powerful and can ruin the floored in minutes if not operated properly. Projects like this can either make or break your homes interior. There are some things that are just better when left to the professionals.
John K Eareckson & Co.
At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation and repairs to refinishing. So if you’re in the market for new hardwood flooring, pick up the phone and give us a call today! If you have any questions about New Hardwood Floors, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit JKEHardwoodFlooring.com today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!