My house is 123 years old. I have removed the carpet from one of the living


Old 01-31-13, 12:21 PM
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My house is 123 years old. I have removed the carpet from one of the living

areas and the wood underneath is really worn looking everywhere but a couple feet from the walls. The center looks like it would if someone ran a sander over it, but when I clean the floor and it is damp, the entire floor looks the same. Can I just seal the floor with something, making it all look uniform like it does when it is damp?
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Old 01-31-13, 12:38 PM
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Short answer is maybe, wiping some mineral spirits on there typically shows what a coat of polyurethane would look like on there (until the mineral spirits dry, of course) and I would imagine that wouldn't be much different than what you see when it's wet.
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I'd at least give it a light sanding, it won't hurt and may promote better adhesion. Normally it takes 3 coats of poly [sanding lightly between coats] to get a decent looking job.

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