With kero sprayed on the floor the first pass is made with a very coarse 24 grit sandpaper
With the glue gone it's pretty easy to see just how many nails and staples were in this poor old floor
Glue, nails, staples "Oh my"
With the bulk of the floor now sanded we next tackle the edges, again using 24 grit sandpaper
Most of the sanding is done and all the nails are now punched ready to be filled
Let the filling commence. Being lazy 'n' all we sit on a comfy trolley to effect the filling work. You would too.
We use Timbermate putty and for our Tasmanian Oak floor work we choose Teak as our preferred colour.
There...all filled and ready to fine sand.
The excess putty has been sanded off ready for the application of the polyurethane coatings.
The first coat of 2pac polyurethane is down and it brings out the colours and grain of the Tasmanian Oak.
A closer look at all those neatly filled nail holes. Not a bad effort really.
There! With the second coat of 2pac applied it looks nothing like the floor we started with in the first picture.
So, keep in mind if your own floor has nails, staples, glue and whatnot it CAN be sanded and saved..... It's what we do.