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Old Painted Wood Floors

Took Carpet Out Of A House We Just Purchased.house Was Built In 1882. We Want To Go Back To The Original Wood Floors Which Are 5 " Planks Painted A Dark Reddish Brown.should We Repaint Or Sand Seal And Wax.the Wood Appears To Be Asoft Honey Color Under The Paint.house Is In Sw Michigan.



Re: Old Painted Wood Floors

My personal preference would be to sand , stain if desired, and finish with a floor grade polyurethane. vacuum and damp mop only, I never use wax on floors. If the finish starts to wear, lightly buff with sandpaper or steel wool and add a new coat of poly. IMHO.

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