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wet Sanding Hardwood Floors

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06-21-13, 12:04 PM   #1  
wet Sanding Hardwood Floors

Want to remove carpet installed over circa 1957 oak flooring and get back to orig. Have dry sanded badly varnished/stained floors before........has anyone ever had any experience with wet sanding floors? Just enough to clean up and prep for a clear poly finish.

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06-21-13, 03:35 PM   #2  
Water and wood do not mix very well. Water would soften the wood and raise the grain. would probably make the wood tougher to get smooth and possibly cause chunks to break out on weakened areas.

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06-21-13, 04:03 PM   #3  
Ya, there is no reason to wet sand a wood floor. Sometimes a light sanding and a coat or two of poly is all that is needed to freshen up a floor. If you wipe the sanded floor down with a damp rag - that will give you an idea of how the floor will look if you just poly it. Otherwise you need to sand down to raw wood and start the finishing process from scratch.

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