Refinishing PAINTED pine floors


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Old 01-01-06, 10:23 PM
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Refinishing PAINTED pine floors

I recently bought a beautiful Victorian as an investment and some MORON painted the upper floors a hideous fecal brown. I planned on sanding/refinishing and have been told that the floors are pine and too soft to use a commercial sander. These are not wide planks, they are 2" slats.

Any advise on how to refinish them for resale??? I hate to carpet the 8 rooms, not only due to cost but I'd love to salvage the integrity of this old lady.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 08:12 AM
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you can try renting a buff sander, not a drum sander.
I'ts a big pad that's used for light sanding between coats of poly.
And believe me, it takes some time to get any hardwood sanded down!

I think you'll still have issues with the paint on the side of some of the boards,
but it'd be worth a shot.
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:20 PM
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[QUOTE=Tami Myers]I recently bought a beautiful Victorian as an investment and some MORON painted the upper floors a hideous fecal brown. I planned on sanding/refinishing and have been told that the floors are pine and too soft to use a commercial sander. These are not wide planks, they are 2" slats.

I had old growth pine floors refinished in the upstairs of my home. They are probably 3" wide. I had it done professionally and the results were outstanding! They DID charge a little more per square foot than if the floors had been oak, because they said pine is a little more "gummy" so it takes a bit more labor. But don't let anyone tell you pine can't be refinished, it can!
Here's the proof:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...sJuly17001.jpg
 

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Old 02-12-06, 07:36 PM
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Tami, just to let you know I just added a picture of my finished pine floors to my last post, so you can see that it CAN be done!
 
 

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