Can you sand down old fur floors?

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I live in a old mill house I have the a regional fur floors they have been painted over several times some boards missing I would love to have hard wood floors but if I can save theses it would be better

q can you sand down old fur floors
q can you sand down old fur floors
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  • William William on Aug 23, 2018

    You would need to use a drum sander to remove the paint down to bare wood. You can rent one at Home Depot. Also instruct you how to use it. ONE TIP: Do not let it run in one spot. It will gouge the wood.

  • Kristin Gambaccini Kristin Gambaccini on Aug 23, 2018

    You absolutely can! It would be a lot of work, but possible. It might be worth to rent a commercial floor sander from Home Depot or Lowe's?

  • Heje Heje on Aug 23, 2018

    Sanding would be good if it will remove layers of paint. If sanding does not do the trick or takes a long time, there may be a need to use Citristrip to take off the many layers. Your floor will be beautiful when done with a rich wood color and sealer.

  • Ede Graves Ede Graves on Aug 24, 2018

    Fur? No. But Fir, yes!

  • SANDIE IN MINNESOTA SANDIE IN MINNESOTA on Aug 25, 2018

    FIR FLOORS CAN BE SANDED. IF PAINTED U COULD USE A STRIPPER AND THEN SAND FLOORS WITH A MACHINE. THERE ARE DIFFERENT MACHINES FOR THIS. USE APPROPRIATE STAIN AND SEALER FOR FIR.

  • Sassy Sassy on Aug 25, 2018

    Because these floors are so old, there is a good chance the paint on them contains lead. This is something to check out before you sand them down and end up with lead poisoning.

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