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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-26-2008, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Bobcat23
Thanks again for your advice! We ultimately gave...

Thanks again for your advice! We ultimately gave the floor a second coat and we also switched to a darker stain - the first coat was pecan, and the second coat is walnut. The darker stain covered...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-26-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,129
Posted By Bobcat23
I have a final question about this floor...

I have a final question about this floor project...

We applied the stain (polystain) on of the two bedrooms but unfortunately we didn't do a very good job and it turned out uneven. It also has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-25-2008, 02:14 PM
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Views: 1,609
Posted By Bobcat23
I've been having the same problem with gummy...

I've been having the same problem with gummy buildup on the orbital pads. In my case, it seems to be grime that's built up over the decades - also the old paint gets hot and turns to sticky gum when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-24-2008, 07:50 PM
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Views: 7,129
Posted By Bobcat23
The forum advice has been really helpful because...

The forum advice has been really helpful because Lowe's recovered their orbital sander just in time for our project! So we returned the junk from the first rental outlet and rented the Lowe's random...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-22-2008, 09:50 AM
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Views: 7,129
Posted By Bobcat23
Thanks so much to both of you for your replies...

Thanks so much to both of you for your replies (and moral support). The orbital sander that I rented is a really old looking machine - it's marked 13 amps and 115 voltage, which means that I should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-21-2008, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Bobcat23
Floor sanding crisis.

Hi, this is my first time posting. I'm feeling dejected and demoralized because my home repair project is going awry.

I rented a floor sander for the weekend to work on my hardwood floors -...
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