Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: We just purchased a schoolhouse that is 114 yrs old. The maple floor has recently been refinished. We also have a wood stove in the same room. Unfortunately, some snow or water got into the pipes and dripped creosote onto the wood floor. What would be the best way to remove the stain on the floor? Continue reading Creosote stain on newly refinished wood floor
Q: I recently inherited an 82 yr old home. The floors had very old (more than 20 years) carpet on them. We removed the carpet and found the original hardwood floor underneath. In 1 spot there is a large black oily stain. Continue reading Large black oily stain keeps reappearing
Q: We have just moved into a home that was built in the 1920s. It looks like the previous owners painted over old wood floors with a gray paint. The paint is cracking and peeling every time you step on it. I am afraid that the wood underneath it is so old and unkempt that it would need to be covered with something. Any recommendations how to get rid of the peeling paint? Also, any suggestions on paint that actually works on flooring? Continue reading Removing peeling coat of paint from old wood floors
Q: A charter school that I clean has a dance floor that was redone over the summer. They did not sand the floor, I believe they just resurfaced the floor. It is sticky. Dancers are sticking and falling. Any thing you could suggest to get the floor back to normal? Continue reading Sticky dance floor
Q: We refinished 100 yr old redwood floors, 1 coat stain, 3 coats polyurethane. After 2 days, when we walk across it in socks afterwards we can see stain lines from some of the cracks on the bottom of our socks. Why is this? Will it eventually dry? Continue reading Stain on bottom of socks after refinishing
Q: Can soot left for 6 months on engineered hardwood flooring cause black spots and lines on the floor? Continue reading Soot left spots and lines on hardwood floor?
Q: My daughter bought a house with stain that appears to have been put over the polyurethane several years ago. The stain is now scratched and looks horrible. Any advice on how to remove this stain? Continue reading Stain appears to have been applied over polyurethane
Q: What can be used to get fingernail polish off of an unfinished hardwood floor? Continue reading What can be used to get fingernail polish off of an unfinished hardwood floor?
Q: I bought an old farm house. I tore up the old carpet in the dining room and found out that the previous owner had glued down the padding. How do I get the old glue up? The padding pulls away from it. It’s an old, dark brown, sticky glue. Under this old glue is a beautiful oak floor. Continue reading Old sticky glue all over previously carpeted oak floor
Q: We are removing an old parquet floor. What is the best way to remove the glue left behind on the concrete slab? Continue reading Best way to remove glue from concrete slab?