Q: I have a wide plank soft pine floor, 20×20, with a polyurethane finish. It has worn spots and my dog has left scratches. *I* want to re finish and would appreciate any info/how-to. Continue reading DIY buff and coat for worn and scratched wood floor
Q: My fiance and I recently purchased a home with maple flooring (thick tongue and groove). The home is roughly 40 years old; not sure of the floor. It appears to have been previously refinished with a polyurethane. Continue reading Do it yourself sanding or buff and coat?
Q: We are replacing our laminate in the kitchen. The boards are coming up fine. But between the boards and old vinyl is a silver barrier with a Styrofoam like backing. How do I know if scraping this off the vinyl is releasing any toxins? We have 2 children and two cats. Continue reading Foam pad toxic; removal dangerous?
Q: I’m in the process of staining my floor and there are a whole bunch of little, tiny colored dots all over the place. Can stain have air bubbles? How can I fix this so that my floor looks normal? Continue reading Dots all over floor in DIY stain job
Q: I took 20-year-old carpeting up and have 80-year-old pine floors underneath. I sanded with a machine and sandpaper recommended by a local home store, then stained with a stain recommended by another store (only one coat, and nothing else applied). The sander left marks on the floor from its wheels, and never did sand all the old dark stain off. Continue reading Does it need to be professionally redone?
Q: We removed an old hardwood floor and my boyfriend broke out with some kind of rash, it is almost like a heat rash, but not. Continue reading What could the tar odor be?
Q: I recently sanded and stained the floors in my recently purchased house. I have red oak flooring, and really like the way the hall and bedrooms turned out. However, in the living room there are splotchy areas. They tend to be really light like they didn’t take the stain. Is there any way to even out the floor despite the stains? Continue reading Splotchy DIY stain job
Q: What household products can strip the finish off of a basement paneled floor? Continue reading What household products can strip the finish off a basement paneled floor?
Q: I removed two layers of very old linoleum flooring (over an oak floor) in a seven by twelve foot kitchen. Used Contractors Solvent to remove black mastic adhesive and paper residue with wide scrapper. Continue reading Should the sanding option only be done by a professional?
Q: We removed 3 old layers of floor in the kitchen and found a 3/4 inch oak floor. It had many staples in it. We removed all of them. Should we wood fill them in, sand, wood stain and put polyurethane on or…? Continue reading I cannot afford a professional