The homeowner when initially moved in did not have the money to refinish their floors and thought that painting them was the best option for their home. Just 2 years prior to our refinish of this Douglas fir hardwood floor they went to Sherman-Williams and bought black paint and painted the floors black. Below you can see the pictures of the before the sanding began. The floors looked nothing like a hardwood floor should.
The process we used to make the floor to the pictures below was a follows:
- 60 grit belt sand
- 80 grit edge
- 60 grit trio
- 100 grit trio
- 100 grit edge
- 3 coats of finish
You will notice that we used a higher grit than normal. Douglas Fir is a pretty soft wood that you need to start on a higher grit to make sure you get every thing out of the wood, while not putting too deep of a scratch mark in the wood.
The transformation was awesome and looked great. The homeowner was super excited and could not believe the damage had been reversed.