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Do floorboards need cleaning

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  • 15-06-2008 10:38pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 342 ✭✭


    New house. Floorboards upstairs are a little stained with paint droppings and in one place something was spilled. Do they need to be cleaned before floor covering? Is it OK to wet them? Or will a good hoover do?

    Also as they are brand new would they need sanding if I decided to varnish with ronseal and if so would it have to be done by a pro or can anyone sand them

    Thanks


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,909 ✭✭✭✭Wertz


    You mean like clean them before laying carpet or something? Nah, wouldn't bother, unless the stain is something that's likely to start smelling the place out.

    As for varnishing them up? All wood needs sanding prior to varnish/lacquer to remove marks, dirt and in your case, paint drips and mysterious stain. Anyone can do it, but it's a messy job...since the floor is new, it shouldn't need to be sanded back too much so you could probably do it with a power sander by hand rather than needing a belt sander....it all depends on how DIY-minded you are...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 342 ✭✭masterwriter


    Thanks for reply
    Wertz wrote: »
    You mean like clean them before laying carpet or something?
    Yes that is what I meant
    Nah, wouldn't bother, unless the stain is something that's likely to start smelling the place out.
    Ok its not
    As for varnishing them up? All wood needs sanding prior to varnish/lacquer to remove marks, dirt and in your case, paint drips and mysterious stain. Anyone can do it, but it's a messy job...since the floor is new, it shouldn't need to be sanded back too much so you could probably do it with a power sander by hand rather than needing a belt sander....[
    Well decided will go for covering, thanks for the info
    it all depends on how DIY-minded you are...
    Thats a LOL:D


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