Procedure To Polyurethane Hardwood Floors Without Sanding
Polyurethane is a protective finish that is applied over the hardwood flooring at the time of finishing or refinishing. Sanding is an effective way to refinish hardwood floors but it is very time consuming and an exhausting task. The user needs to know that sanding is not a necessary part of refinishing as he can get the job done without going through it. The procedure to polyurethane hardwood floors without sanding is as follows;
- Clean The Flooring: The basic step of every refinishing process is to clean the flooring. First, the user needs to clear the flooring by removing all the furniture and rugs placed over it. After that, he needs to run a vacuum cleaner over the entire flooring to remove dirt & dust. The remaining dirt present over the hardwood flooring needs to be wiped up with a damp mop containing a water and ammonia solution. In order to prepare the solution, the user needs to mix 1/2 cup of ammonia into 1-gallon warm water. After mopping, the user needs to wipe dry the flooring with dry towels before switching to the next step.
- Buff The Flooring: Once the flooring is clean & dry, the user needs to buff it with an electric floor buffer. It has been recommended to start buffing at the middle and move towards the edges. Also, the user needs to buff the flooring in wide circular patterns for an effective result. The buffer can either be purchased or rented from any home improvement store. Once the entire flooring is buffed, the user needs to wipe the buffing dust out of it before switching to the next step.
- Wear Protective Gears: After that, the user needs to wear protective gears for the application of polyurethane such as breathing mask, rubber gloves, and eye protection. Besides that, it is necessary to have proper ventilation in the room place for which the user needs to open as many windows as possible.
- Apply Polyurethane: The last step will be to apply polyurethane over the entire flooring. First, the user needs to pour plate-sized polyurethane at the farthest end of the exit and spread it over the flooring evenly by using a lamb's wool or a foam applicator. It is necessary to pour more polyurethane as required during the process until the entire flooring gets covered with polyurethane. After that, the user needs to let the hardwood flooring dry for 24 hours before using it again.