Painting floorboard

Postby diyemma » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:36 pm

I am planning on painting my wooden floor and was advised by a tradesman that the floorboard should be sanded before applying the primer and floor paint. I was under the impression after reading numerous article on painting floorboards, that as long as the floorboards were not varnished, sanding was not essential. I am wondering whether the person I got advice from was trying to inflate the bill or making a sensible recommendation. will sanding really make a difference in the quality and look of the painted floor? I would be grateful to anyone who can help me decide on the right course to take here! Many thanks!
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Simply Build It

Postby ZippyDoor » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:33 am

Not much help really but If you are going to sanding, there is going to be a mess so there is a product that saves time and mess called zippyDoor its on ebay and its cheap, but really works lets just hope you dont have to do the sanding good luck
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Postby Chrisbond » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:21 am

You should really sand a floor before painting it as it helps the paint to key into the surface of the wood plus you get a nice smooth finish.
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