Is there a recommended way to refinish a plywood floor?
The workshop on the corner of my lot was built in the early '40s and has a
I cleaned it as preparation for painting and it looks pretty good in many
places, so I'm wondering if there's anyway to finish it as though it was
hardwood. I might rent a floor sander but don't know what to expect since it
is plywood: I can imagine going through every ply, trying to get a smooth
A complete waste of time?
Thanks for suggesting the epoxy - I never thought of that.
My original intent was to clean the floor and paint it so that it would be
clean, and also to brighten the place up a bit. When I scrubbed one section,
the wood was a beautiful golden color. That's when I wondered if there was
any way to attempt refinishing plywood: some sections are just dirty, others
have been painted with different colors and types of paint over the years.
I think I'll try a light sanding - it will at least remove some dirt.
I had originally thought of varnishing it, if it looks nice, instead of
painting it. But, I think the epoxy will be a better idea than varnish: more
durable and available in lighter colors.
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