DIY floor sanding
The best thing about having a wooden floor is that you can practically renew it at will even after several years have passed. All it requires is a little DIY floor sanding project. In a day and age when everyone's finding it hard to escape the financial crunch, the focus even in the home has moved to renovation jobs that don't cost less. DIY floor sanding definitely falls into the economic category allowing you transform your home interiors without too much expenditure.
There's also the joy that a DIY floor sanding job affords you. Knowing that you can accomplish such a project all on your own does wonders for your confidence and sense of pride in a job well done. And, honestly speaking DIY floor sanding isn't a job that requires you to be a rocket scientist.
It's natural for you to feel hesitant to undertake such a foreign and daunting job as DIY floor sanding if you've never had any experience in this respect before. However, rest assured that you'll easily be able to find all the relevant information about the process and all it involves from start to finish, just by browsing the internet.
Several different types of websites define the entire DIY floor sanding process. Such websites range from hardware equipment rentals to How-to websites.
The process of DIY floor sanding begins with the preparation of the space that you intend to sand. This is needed because floor sanding is a dusty job that can result in a coat of sawdust on everything that's left in the room including wall art, drapes, etc. The floor then needs to be cleaned and rid of any wax or coating that was applied in the past.
Once you've done that, you're ready to begin the process of DIY floor sanding. This involves the putting on of your noise and dust resistant gear in the form of a dust mask and ear plugs, and fixing on the sand paper (abrasive) to the floor sander. It's important to choose the correct grade sanding sheets. In general people are advised to start with the most abrasive grades (coarse grading sheets) and follow that with both medium and fine grading sheets.
However, if your floor isn't covered by too many scratches and deep stains then it's recommended that your DIY floor sanding project make use of medium and fine grading sheets only. The method or direction of DIY floor sanding for the various types of wooden floors is something you'll also have to read up about.
The most important precaution involved in this process is mastering the handling of the floor sanders you hire. You'll need at least two types – one large one for sanding the main parts of the room and a smaller one that will be able to do the job at the edges of the skirting and in the corners. The chances of gouging your floor or causing machine scratches are higher with large machines. You'll be taught how to use the machines correctly by the personnel that come to drop off the machinery you've rented. Make sure you're fully able to maneuver the machine before you let them go.
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