User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: floor sanders or joiners?

  1. #1
    Regular Member the fisherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    manchester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default floor sanders or joiners?

    anyone no a good floor sander guy who can come out and sand my living room floor and re varnish it?or anyone have any links to someone who could do this at a decent price

  2. #2
    Ex-Staff Full Member John LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

    Trim : LE/VXR

    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

    Year : 13/07

    Default

    If your any good at diy mate you can hire a floor stripper from HSS toolhire and varnish it yourself. Cheaper than paying someone else imo

  3. #3
    Regular Member the fisherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    manchester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    thought about hat mate,but pretty crap on this sort of stuff this is why i would rather pay someone to come in and do for me,my living room is 5x4 no very big so shouldent be so dear but i also want my loby doing aswell

  4. #4
    Regular Member bushygrunt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wakefield
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi Fisherman

    Just rent the floor sander, they are pretty much idiot proof ( pardon the expression )
    When you sand the floor use a corse grit to go cross grain, then a fine grity to go with the grain, it will take about an hour or 2 to sand then about 45 mins to varnish.
    When you varnish, use a top quality yacht varnish and start in the corner oposite your living room entrance and coat 3 boards at a time running from one end of the floor to the other.
    Its honestly very easy to do and very satisfying when you're sat in there and you look at the work that you have done.
    Well worth every second you would spend on it.
    If you need anymore advice PM me and i'll talk you through it.

  5. #5
    Regular Member the fisherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    manchester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    k im going to give this a go when kids back in school next week.you say varnish 3 boards at a time.my floor is oak ash its like the same size as the laminate flooring but reral wood,so how many pieces would i varnish from begining would i start from the corner you say and varnish my way right through living room and out of the door?

  6. #6
    Regular Member yorkshireborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Rotherham SouthYorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : saab 95


    Engine : 2.3t

    Year : 2006

    Default

    to do this properly it should take u a good 2 days don't for get to clean the wood with wood cleaner before u varnish.

    and dont be skimping on price hire a good sander and the best varnish u can afford and don't forget the dust masks dust will get everywhere in the house even with the sanders dust extraction.

    dont forget too to clean the room of all dust off walls lights anything that can hold dust otherwise the dust will settle on the wet varnish leaving a rough surface.

  7. #7
    Regular Member the fisherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    manchester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    cheers dident think about a dust cleaner fron floor.im going to need something to clean floor with so varnish sits nicely

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Suffolk.. any further east and i'll get wet feet!!!!
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi,
    I run a tool hire shop in suffolk, and have the floor sanders.

    Most sanders wont get right to the edge, so they do an edge sander.

    Make sure that all the nails and/or screws are below the surface as you'll rip the sanding sheets (and you'll have to pay for them even if they not worn out!)

    It's hard to say what grit paper to start with, as not knowing your floor.
    If the boards are a little cupped then go across the boards, to level them up, otherwise just go with the grain along the boards.

    If the boards are just dirty then I would say start with a 60 or 80 grit paper, then going through the grades, and finish with 100 or 120 grit.

    If the boards are covered with black (dark-a-lene) then you'll need to start with a 24 grit and then through the grades.

    One big thing to remember though is that the dust will get everywhere.

  9. #9
    Regular Member the fisherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    manchester
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    cheers hump my floor is like the same as laminate.but its real wood.not floor boards,i bought it about 8 years ago as i new once marked it could be sanded andi think i paid about £49 a pack for it.no serious marks or out really just needs refurbishing and a new shine putting back on it.to give it that glossy look

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Suffolk.. any further east and i'll get wet feet!!!!
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi,
    I would say dont use anything coarser than a 80grit possibly even start with a 100 grit .... if you use too coarse then you're going to spend lots of time getting the marks out.

    just take it carefully and you'll be fine.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. fuel on floor under car
    By sandman jim in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th May 2009, 22:40
  2. I can get my foot off the floor! YES!!!!
    By Brocks in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26th January 2009, 18:05
  3. Floor Mat
    By Patrick in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13th January 2007, 08:09
  4. AJA on the floor
    By ian_c in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th July 2005, 17:01

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •