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Wooden floor

Transform a plain wooden floor into a thing of beauty using Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner – 52

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: a broom, brush and dustpan, floor sanding equipment (consult your local hire centre), hammer, nail punch, paintbrush, paint scraper, paint stirrer and a vacuum cleaner. Resene Aquaclear gloss or Resene Qristal ClearFloor. Wear suitable protective clothing – see Resene Data Sheet D53 and the Resene Putting your safety first brochure for further information.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Half Alabaster.

Other ideas: For floors with heavy foot traffic use Resene Polythane clear polyurethane.

Step 1 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step one
Sweep the floor clean of any dust.
Step 2 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step two
Use the scraper to carefully remove any loose carpet glue residue, scraping along the grain.
Step 3 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step three
Punch any protruding nailheads with the hammer and nail punch.
Step 4 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step four
Using appropriate floor sanding equipment and wearing recommended protective clothing, carefully sand the edges of the floor, sanding in the direction of the grain.
Step 5 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step five
Again, using appropriate floor sanding equipment and wearing recommended protective clothing, carefully sand the remainder of the floor, sanding in the direction of the grain.
Step 6 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step six
Vacuum clean and wipe over with a slightly damp cloth. Ensure that the floor is dry before going on to the next step.
Step 7 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor.
Step 8 how to polyurethane a wooden floor
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor to the floor, brushing in the direction of the grain, allowing dry time between each coat. Leave for 48 hours before allowing foot traffic on the floor.

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