Hallway Flooring Progress (And Disaster)

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I finally had a chance to get back to the hallway flooring project. I was determined to get the floor stained and at least one coat of polyurethane on by last night. Well, I met my goal, but with pretty horrible results. But let’s back up a bit. When I last wrote about this hallway flooring, I was dealing with a paint stain from where Cooper knocked over a quart of blue paint on the unfinished floor… After reading all of your suggestions, I decided that paint remover was the way to go. I was concerned that other options like wood bleach would bleed over onto the unaffected areas and lighten the wood that didn’t need to be lightened. Paint stripper seemed like the safest option. So I covered the area with Klean Strip paint stripper, let it sit a few minutes, scrubbed the area with a wire brush, and cleaned it up with Klean Strip After Wash, and let it dry. I did this about three times, sanding between each application. After the third time, I decided it was good enough. After sanding the entire floor with 34, 60, 80, and 120 grit sandpaper on my handheld belt sander […]

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