General Sanding Information


NEW or EXISTING FLOORS
IN GOOD CONDITION
NEW or EXISTING FLOORS
IN ROUGH OR ABUSED CONDITION
  Inspect Repair and Clean
Belt/Drum Sander
Coarse Cut 36 or 40 grit
Diagonal Coarse Cut 36 or 40
Belt/Drum Sander
 
Straight Coarse Cut 36 or 40
Edger
 
Coarse Cut 36 or 40
Edger
Medium Cut 50 or 60 grit
 
  Clean and Sweep
Belt/Drum Sander
Medium Cut 50 or 60 grit
Medium Cut 50 or 60
Edger
 
Medium Cut 50 or 60
  Clean and Sweep
Spot Fill or Trowel Fill Floors if Necessary
Edger
Fine Cut 80 or 100 grit
Fine Cut 80 or 100
Belt/Drum Sander
Fine Cut 80 or 100 grit
Fine Cut 80 or 100
  Clean and Sweep
Hand Scrape Corners and Inaccessible Places
Hand sand perimeter and scraped areas or use oscillating sander if stain is to be natural to medium brown.

Use buffing machine and fine screen.

Clean and VACUUM
Seal or Stain and Seal
Steel Wool* or Screen or use Fiber Pad
Clean and VACUUM

SEAL & WAX FINISHES SURFACE FINISHES*
Apply 2nd coat sealer
Apply 1st finish coat
 
 
Screen or steel wool
 
Wax
Clean, VACUUM, Tack
 
Polish
Apply 2nd finish coat
 
 
If necessary screen or steel wool
 
 
Clean, VACUUM, Tack
 
 
Apply 3rd coat
 
*Do not use steel wool with water based finishes