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    Default stripping old wooden floors

    Im renting a Belt sander this weekend from bunnings
    and not sure what sand paper to start with
    the floor is Baltic Pine its in good condition but as ive added a couple of boards
    where a wall use to be
    so i have desided to sand the whole house
    would it be ok to start at 60 grit or will it be to high
    its manly only to strip the old finish off to raw timber no leveling is required
    as the floor is dead flat

    also would i bother sanding at 45s to the boards as it doesnt need leveling

    ive read all the posts on sanding floors any last tips on getting a good job
    the finish ive selected is Cabots gloss oil based Poly and using a lambswool pad to apply

    also would i need to cut in if im using a lambswool pad the bloke a the paint shop told me i wouldnt need to

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    Update :

    All the sanding was done on saturday with the first coat of oil based Poly down
    that night. The next day i hand sanded with 240 grit, vaccumed then wiped the floors down with metho and applied the 2nd coat

    im going to apply a 3rd and 4th coat in the next couple of days is it posible to sand between coats with a 1/2 Sheet Finishing Sander ive got an old makita one i want to use to save myself some time

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    Well done, fella.

    Nothing like a bit of job satisfaction after doing the hard stuff.

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    Update:

    Ended up sanding by hand again cos i didnt want to ruin it with a electric sander and applyed the 3rd coat last night
    floors look great with the 3rd coat so im not going to bother doing a 4th
    i will post some pictures later

    BTW Dusty next time i will get a pro to do it
    i did save myself some money and had fun doing it but only being able to do it on weekends and at nights
    wears you out LOL i dont know how you do it every day


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