Varnishing/waxing on top of existing varnish

Postby Chris S » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:09 am

Hi all
have discovered a pretty good solid floor underneath the front room carpet in the new house. It would appear that clear varnish has been used and is in good order. I would like to treat on top with my favourite light oak shade. However out of all the DIY stores I have only been able to find tinned floor wax in this shade. So I am hoping I can put this onto the varnish layer without having to sand down? thanks
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Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:40 pm

the varnish is a protective coating to stop stains and damage to the wood.I dont think your idea will work its best to sand off the lot and apply your own finish.
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