Pine, can these be saved?


Old 02-07-15, 05:48 AM
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Pine, can these be saved?

Are these refinishable?

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Old 02-07-15, 06:01 AM
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One of the flooring pros should be along, but my layman's opinion would be absolutely.
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They can be, but not much you can do about all the gaps.
Going to be a pain to try and sweep clean, all the dirt goes into the gaps.
Any idea what's under it?
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Although we can't see all the flooring, from what you have posted, absolutely they can be salvaged. A good square pad vibrating sander would probably be the best tool to avoid gouging, and should remove the old finish just fine. Marksr will be along with finish ideas.
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I just didn't know becuase of soft pine, I figured nothing can do about the gaps. No clue what's under, figured not much.
What type of pine?
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It would be best to sand it all down to bare wood and then apply the finish [3 coats] There are fillers that can be used in the gaps but how well the filler will stay in place depends a lot on how stable the wood is.
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Old pine can be very durable - tons of old houses have pine flooring, I'm acquainted with old pine rafters so hard that you can't pound a nail into them. Worth doing, in my amateur opinion.
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