Wood Floor Finish

Old 06-04-03, 09:15 AM
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Question Wood Floor Finish

We're buying our first home. Our inspector said that the finish on the hardwood floors should last another 7 years.

We're thinking of applying finish on top of what's existing before we move in, assuming that the additional protection would make it last longer than 7 years. (Presumably, refinishing the floors 7 years from now would be that much harder with all our stuff in the way)

Does this plan make sense? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Old 06-04-03, 01:32 PM
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What you could use is a screen and coat, providing the existing floor doesn't have a wax finish. In any event, make sure all older cleaners have been removed from the floor before you begin to consider anything as any new finish may conflict and have no proper bond.

Good Luck,
Ken Fisher
Old 06-04-03, 02:24 PM
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We're newbies to all this, so a couple more questions to clarify for myself:

How do we know what kind of finish is currently on the floor and also how to remove all older cleaners?

Also, what do you mean by a 'screen and coat'?

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