How to Refinish Bruce Hardwood

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Bruce hardwood floors are reliable and durable floor products for your home. Like any hardwood floor, they will suffer wear and tear from regular exposure to dirt, heat and moisture. When the finish of Bruce hardwood floors becomes worn, you can restore it by refinishing the flooring yourself. By sanding the old finish off and applying a new finish, your Bruce hardwood floor will look like new.

Things You'll Need

  • Vibrating sander 60-grit sandpaper 80-grit sandpaper 100-grit sandpaper Orbital sander Broom Vacuum Stain Polyurethane Foam applicator Lamb's wool applicator
  • Clean the Bruce hardwood floors of dirt with a broom and vacuum.

  • Sand the Bruce hardwood floor with the vibrating sander and 60-grit sandpaper to remove the old finish. Vacuum the sawdust and sand the floor again with the vibrating sander and 80-grit sandpaper. Vacuum the floor and sand it a final time with the vibrating sander and 100-grit sandpaper. Clean the floor with the vacuum.

  • Sand the edges and corners of the Bruce hardwood floor with the orbital sander and 80-grit sandpaper. Vacuum the floor clean.

  • Apply a coat of stain to the floor with a foam applicator. Allow the stain to soak into the hardwood floor for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer and wipe the excess stain off the wood with a clean cloth. Allow the stain to dry.

  • Apply a thin coat of polyurethane onto the hardwood floor with a lamb's wool applicator. Allow the polyurethane to completely dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Work with the grain of the wood at all times.
  • Wear goggles to protect your eyes from sawdust. Wear gloves to protect your skin from chemicals, and work in a well-ventilated area.

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  • Photo Credit hardwood floor texture image by GoodMood Photo from Fotolia.com
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