What's the highest grit that one uses to finish off sanding an oak floor?
The rental guy said that 120 grit is the highest that people normally go,
and that beyond that there's not "teeth" for the polyurethane. They don't
carry sandpaper for the sanders beyond 120. Hey said Norton didn't make it
any higher (6", no holes).
I just took the floors to 120 ,and they look decent, but I think I'd like
something even smoother.
Appreciate any input.
A floor sander is probably a bit brutish for finer paper. The key for
polyurethane issue is nonsense.
If it is good and flat at 120 grit and you want a very fine finish then
hoover up all the dust, give it a good wetting with clean water, let it dry
completely and then sand smooth with 150 grit paper in an orbital sander.
The water will raise the grain, aprocess i don't have time to describe right
now but you will see how it works when you do it.
Sorry, and I mean this in the nicest way, you guys are nuts. I've had
several floors finished to 100 and 120 and once the high gloss coating is
applied I've found myself sliding along the floor. Are you going to sand
between each coat as well?
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