Glue & Staple Removal in Bena

Nails in Bena

Not only do we remove & replace boards, but sometimes we can effect a repair to a badly damaged floor in other ways. Such is the case here with this Tasmanian Oak floor in Bena

This room has been used over the years firstly, as a Laundry, followed by a Kitchen and now it's been converted into a Bedroom.  From it's earlier life as a Laundry & Kitchen many layers of Masonite had been stapled to the boards and each time a new floor covering went down, rather than pulling out the old staples they were simply just banged over, then the next lot hammered in. Somewhere along the line, an attempt was made to remove a lot of staples with an angle grinder, leaving a shit load of deep ruts in the floor from the grinding wheel. All up a mess. 

So, how did we fix it? Simply put, we sanded the guts out of it. Then painstakingly punched down each & every nail and staple in the floor. The punching is done throughout the whole sanding process, so by the time we get to the point of the 'Super Fine' sanding, all traces of the staples are buried beneath the surface.

We then fine sand the floor to a really smooth finish, give it a decent vacuum then proceed to fill each & every hole in the room. Once all of the holes are filled, the surface gets sanded once more to remove any excess putty from the filling process. This leaves it all silky, smooth ready for the application of the two pac polyurethane.

As you can see, it all cleaned up, and sanded up, to become a grouse looking floor without the added time & expense of a complete rebuild. 

Another fabulous result.

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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.