Painting floors

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Old 03-02-04, 06:02 PM
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Painting floors

I have just purchased a 100 year old home. The floors have been painted before and i was thinking of painting them again.
Can some please tell me the steps I have to take to prepare and paint them......also, after the paint drys, can you seal it with with something like a urethayn? ANY help I can get will be appreciated as I am a single gal just "starting over"
 
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Old 03-03-04, 08:39 AM
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What kind of condition are the floors in now?
 
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Old 03-03-04, 09:11 AM
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they are painted and dry...some spots are very dry.....
 
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Old 03-03-04, 09:38 AM
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Sand them down, use a tack cloth or swifter to remove all the dust and particles, and apply 1 coat of oil based Porch & Deck Enamel. After drying a couple of days, lightly sand with very fine sandpaper, remove dust again, and apply a second coat. The removing of dust is a very important process, as any little hair or booger will really stand out in a new paint job. Especially walking across the floor in socks or bare feet, you will feel the little bumps.
 
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