Another honest rant

Q: We recently refinished our floor and when I put the second coat on there were a lot of lap marks all over the room. Is there anyway to fix these?

I have not put the cleat coat on yet – just the stain.

A: I’m sorry, but I have no idea what you mean by a “cleat” coat. Answering your question is so involved and detailed, it is much easier to say “hire a professional”. This is not DIY work. If this work is so easy that anyone can do it, why have I invested over $30 grand on equipment and still find the work sometimes ominous after 33 years? So, how do you think you can do it, even if I try to walk you through anything? I really don’t mean to be rude, but since I have invested so much of myself to make this my living, how can I spend lengthy periods trying to walk someone through the job who is trying to save money? What you don’t understand is that you are now using me and my time to save money on a job you have started and now realize is not quite as easy as you thought it might be.

My best advice is to hire a professional.