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Refinishing Wood Flooring

1. Remove all room furnishings first. Take off baseboard and shoe moldings.


2. Rock sander back at the beginning and end of each pass.

3. Use edge sander. WARNING: Do not use in open areas.

4. After each pass, vacuum and use a tack cloth to pick up remaining wood.
5. Apply paste wood filler. After filler starts to set, wipe excess off, against the grain. Let set overnight.
6. Apply polyurethane finish with a brush.
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