Have you lifted up your carpet to discover a neglected wooden floor underneath? Learn how to bring it back to its former glory in this handy guide to sanding and varnishing.
Get the right equipment
Like most DIY jobs, sanding a wooden floor is not difficult if you have the right tools. You will need an electric floor sander, which can easily be hired from a tool hire company, starting at around £60 a week. Look for one which does floor edging, so that it goes right up to the skirting board and doesn’t miss bits.
The Guardian recommends buying a special brush with synthetic fibres for applying the varnish at the end, as well as plenty of sandpaper, a bucket and mop, floor pad and hammer.
Prepare your room
Sanding creates a lot of dust, so open the window, close the door and put on safety goggles … Read More