Asked on Jan 18, 2012

My restore-a-floor is peeling! What should I do?

KMS WoodworksDan's of Central Florida, Inc.Gail W


Bought an older home (1950s) with beautiful oak floors! I soon discovered that the restore-a-floor applied by the old owners is peeling! Tiny bits of plastic are everywhere! What should I do?
4 answers
  • Gail, you will probably need to have the floor refinished by a professional. They will screen/sand down the floor and then finish it off for you.

  • Gail W
    on Jan 18, 2012

    Thanks, Dan! I will follow your advice--this is a mess! Your reply was very helpful!

  • No problem Gail, please let us know how things turn out for you. Good luck!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 22, 2012

    This is one of the more common complaints with these "band-aid" types of repairs. Your chipping is due to poor application...Just like with painting...good prep with give you good results...crappy prep = crappy results. Floors can be tough to maintain and many folks are not aware that many of the "cleaning" products used can actually be hell for any future refinish work...on common ingredient in floor products is can give a floor a shinny new look, but future refinishing efforts are stymied with what is called "fish-eyes". Depending on how messed up your floor is you may be able to get by with a screen and recoat...(which is a very light sanding of the finish only) it the damage is deeper then a full sand will be needed. Ballpark rates for refinish run 3-5 per sq ft.

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