View Full Version : Patching a polished floor
22nd Jan 2012, 06:28 PM
I was hoping someone might be able to help me with some options for repairing a polished floor. Last weekend we removed a cupboard from a bedroom to discover the previous owners had not done the floor under the cupboard. The section is about 2m x 1m and the floor is just bare boards. As it is in a bedroom I am not hoping for a perfect finish so what are my options for this. I am not sure what the previous floor finish is but it is pretty hard and glossy. I was thinking I could hand sand that section and maybe coat that section with CFP gloss is that the way to go or should I be doing something else. I have attached a picture as I am not sure what the floor timber is and this shows the uncoated section. The rest of the room is in good condition despite the crappy picture the floor wss dusty from sanding when I took it so redoing the whole room seems overkill for that small section. http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f203/87914-patching-poliched-floor-floor1.jpghttp://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f203/87915-patching-poliched-floor-floor2.jpg
23rd Jan 2012, 09:53 PM
Get your orby out and sand it down flat to match the height of the surrounding boards. Feather it out so that it is smoooooth to touch, finish of with 150 grit staart with 80 grit and in the midle 100 grit. That looks like solvent based poly gloss. Put down 3 coats and keep it neat. That should do a "she'll be right mate " job.
30th Jan 2012, 11:44 PM
Yep that should do a "she'll be right mate " job, but highly recommended is resanding the whole room. The existing finish has no doubt faded/lightened and your patch-up job will look darker when done and never look right. Also it is very unlikely that you will get the patched section uniformly smooyh with the rest of the floor.
31st Jan 2012, 08:56 AM
Actually the patch will probably look lighter, as the existing finish will have yellowed over time and darkened as a result. I'd do the patch, it will not be expensive and if you don't like it you can always redo the floor later when funds or time are available. It's a bedroom, not a main room so the look is not critical when it comes to presentation.
4th Feb 2012, 08:07 PM
Might aswell try the patch job and see how it goes as you have nothing to lose by going that way, it will be darker though depending on how much direct or indirect natural light the floor gets but might not too bad (depending on timber species).
Oh and do a test patch first, if the floor looks darker on the test patch try a waterbased finish as it bleaches the timber slightly and looks a shade lighter. Gloss level may still vary though!
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