Tips When Conducting Floor Sanding

If you have the resources and the time, you can do your own floor sanding in Sydney but if you are doing it for the first time, there are things to keep in mind to make sure the project will be perfect. Professional who have done floor sanding many times before, have committed a number of mistakes which can be easily avoided if they only knew. Here are the most common you need to watch out in order to have a successful project.

  • Prior to starting the floor sanding project, make sure that you have chosen the correct grit paper. It is important to do so and if you are planning to use a sand paper that is too fine, you might start in a bad state. The type of floorboards you have will determine the grit you need. If this is not the first time that the floor will be sanded, using fine paper is acceptable majority of the time but if not then begin with coarser sand paper with the maximum being 24. This is enough to remove all the dirt including old varnish. It will also help minimize the amount of paper you will use.
  • Make sure not to rush the sanding job just because you are already physically tired and spent. Sanding can be satisfying at the beginning because you see all the dirt and varnish being removed but after a while progress might be slower and not as visibly motivating. This is common because majority of floorboards are not flat thus the sanding machine will not be able to sand in a single pass.
  • When sanding do it diagonally because it is quicker. This will help eliminate problems due to floorboards that are not flat.
  • Take the time to sand the edges despite the physically taxing job of using the edging sander for a few hours or more. It is recommended to sand the edges a little less compared to the main surface. The main area might require at least 120 grit paper when floor sanding in Sydney but for the edges using 80 grit will be sufficient.

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