Removing black finish from wood floor when sanding

Postby sp963 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:36 pm


We've just removed some carpet from our new place and are planning to sand and re-finish the original wood floors - however we discovered that much of it is covered with a black paint/finish that is burning through the abrasive on the belt sander. I'd be really grateful for any tips about removing this pre-sanding because as it stands the abrasive on the sander lasts about ten minutes before it gets too coated to continue. Any tips greatly appreciated!

Many thanks!
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Postby thedoctor » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi, Take a look at the following page and look at this product we reviewed a few weeks ago. It should do the job well for you without damaging your floor. Good luck and please do let us know how you got on. ... review.htm
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Postby AndyChivs » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:38 pm

Sounds like the black varnish you get on 1930's floorboards?

Home Strip paint and varnish remover will do the job safely and effectively, and probably save you sanding the floor.
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Postby sp963 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:09 pm

Thank you both very much for getting back to me! I will give the products you recommend a try and let you know how I get on. Many thanks!
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