Wood Floor Repair

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by sctclimbs, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. sctclimbs

    sctclimbs Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    5 years ago I refinished my wood floors myself. it came out great except for one spot where I left some swirl marks from the edge sander. Of course it is in a very obvious spot and right over where I installed a nice border of blood wood and birdseye maple. I cant take it any more and want them out. I was thinking I could sand it down with my orbital sander and feather out the area into the surrounding wood to not make it obvious. Thoughts/suggestions?

    The second photo is a small area where some wet shoes were left on the floor and caused the finish to fade a little. Can I just lightly sand there with some 120 grit and apply some more finish.

    FYI: The floor is not stained and I used a water based poly.

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  2. dgold

    dgold Product R&D

    Dec 6, 2006
    Product R&D - Swimming Pool Industry
    Carlsbad, CA
    That's what I'd try to do. Just make sure you keep the random orbit sander nice and flat -- on edge they can gouge the wood. Maybe start with 80 to quickly flatten it out the ridges and valley's, followed by 120 or 150 to smooth it.
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  4. sctclimbs

    sctclimbs Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Worked great. Thanks.
  5. walton02

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  6. Tomcleverley

    Tomcleverley New Member

    Aug 7, 2011
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