Q: Can a stripper be used on oak floors that have had polyurethane finish on them for possibly 50 years or so. I’m trying to just sand it and I was wondering if we could take some of this off with a chemical first.
A: Circa makes several varieties of paint and varnish remover which would help. www.circa1850.com. Or, you could hire a professional.
Tinted varnish products
I would like to change/darken the stained color of the stairs. Which product could I use over polyurethane without sanding or stripping existing coats? Would a stained polyurethane product work over the clear polyurethane as sort of a top-coat?
I have engineered hardwoods in one room of my home. I would like to refinish these myself. Is it possible to sand, restain and put poly on them? If so, how would your recommend I go about sanding them?
Removing stubborn varnish
I am refinishing a staircase that has oak treads. The treads were finished with some sort of clear finish that's about 60 years old. I sanded and sanded until it felt smooth and then stained three of the treads with an oil based minwax walnut. It couldn't look worse. Every…
Refinishing stair treads
We just installed maple floors in a new house and want to stain and finish it ourselves, to match the prefinished hardwood floors. Is there a special varnish that's needed to finish the treads?
ISO laminate floor panel remover tool
Q: I need the laminate floor panel remover tool. I tried Torly's web site and found no such item listed. A: You will probably have to buy it through one of their distributors. They won't sell to the general public.