Buff and coat?


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Old 07-23-14, 10:50 PM
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Buff and coat?

I just bought a house and want to make the floors look better in general, but I also have these spots where it looks like the stain has worn off.

Is this something that can be fixed all together by buffing, staining the worn spots, then recoating the whole floor?? Or am I totally off the mark?

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Old 07-24-14, 05:04 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

While wax/buffing can rejuvenate tired poly, it won't do anything for the missing stain and it's next to impossible to touch up the stain on a floor.
 
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Old 07-24-14, 10:25 AM
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Thank you for your response!
I did find a few articles like this one
Common Wood Floor Repairs - Bob Vila
That say to sand the area and some of the surrounding to make it look more natural and then stain.

What would you do instead? I think they're in good enough shape that they don't need to be completely refinished.
 
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Old 07-24-14, 10:32 AM
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You can sand the entire floor lightly and apply a fresh coat of poly to rejuvenate an older floor but that will not address any areas where the stain [not to be confused with the finish] is worn off. It is very difficult to get stain to blend in when you are just adding stain to a portion of the floor.
 
 

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