I just moved into a house with pine flooring.
Overall the floor is in really good shape.
I cleaned it with a mild detergent and I want to know
what I can do to help bring back some of the shine
and maybe fill some of the hairline scratches?? Thanks.
<< help bring back some of the shine and maybe fill some of the hairline
Bear in mind the basic properties of your materials. 1) pine is a soft wood,
easily scratched. Avoid this by using the old fashioned tricks of yore, like
rug runners in doorways, etc.
2) Modern finishes like polyurethanes are very abrasion resistant. Solvent
based penetrate best but may yellow with time and UV exposure. Water based may
be better in these and other espects and are praised by many pros in the
Once you know what to expect from what's available you can make the most
logical choice. A paint store where professionals get their supplies is a good
place for any other questions. Good luck.
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the rest of this post is me blathering and giving my personal,
There are lots of different things you can do, but first you have to
know what's on there now.
Are the scratches in the wood, or in the finish?
What is the finish (see if it gets sticky with some rubbing
alcohol... if it does, it's probably shellac, a good think IMO)
If it's shellac, you can remove/repair the finish with more shellac
and/or denatured alcohol.
If it has been finished with poly, you pretty much have to mechanically
remove it (sand) before you can do much else. you might be able to
topcoat with more poly... although you probably have to scuff sand
and recoat the entire surface first. read the directions on your
finish or ask the professionals.
I've read of a technique of using thinned, resin heavy turpentine and
linseed oil to harden and preserve pine floors... After several coats
and several weeks, you top it off with a good wax coat and buff to
shine. That's probably the route i'd take after bringing the surface
to natural wood... but i like more natural finishes. (most of the
furniture i've made has several coats of BLO followed by several coats
of shellac as a finish... if it's cheap wood (read: dimentional
pine... which works pretty well for cheap benches) sometimes i mix a
stain in with the BLO.)
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