• Paint Brushes and Paint Rollers
• RONSEAL Floor varnish – Walnut
• Drum or Orbital Sander
• Detail hand sander
• 60grit, 120grit and 240grit Sandpaper
• Dust mask
• Protective eyewear
• Plastic sheeting
• Vacuum cleaner
• Wood conditioner
Step 1: Clean out the room
Remove all furniture out of the room and tap out all windows and doors, openings to prevent wood dust from getting into other rooms.
Step 2 : Vacuum the floor
Make sure the floor is clean and vacuumed before you start sanding it.
Step 3 : Sanding
Rent a sander from a local shop, preferably a dustless one so it can be connected to a shop vac. You will need 3 different types of sand paper. The smaller the grit the rougher the sandpaper is. Begin sanding from the centre of the room. With the rough grit paper, sand with the grain from one end of the room to the other. Sand the corners of the room with the hand sander using the same grit paper. Vacuum the floor. Repeat the process with the smaller grit paper. If you are happy with the result use the smallest sandpaper for the final smoothing process.
Step 4 : Vacuum the floor
Once sanding is finished, vacuum and mop the floor.
Step 5 : Stain the floor
Apply base coat of wood conditioner prior staining. Allow to dry for 2 hours. Apply Ronceal walnut stain in the same direction as the wood’s grain. Apply 2-3 coats for desired effect. Allow to dry until stain is no longer tacky.
Step 6 : Seal the floor
Apply top coat of water-based polyurethane to protect and preserve the wood. Allow 2 hours to dry.
Step 7: ENJOY AND HAVE A GLASS OF WINE!
Enjoy yourself and have a glass of wine after the job you’ve just done.
Seal the room carefully as sanding process can get messy even when using ,,dustless sander’’. Vacuum the room regularly to prevent of dust getting everywhere.
Mop over the newly sanded floor with a wet cloth so the wood absorbs the stain better. (more…)