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1880 house, wood floors

Posted by TOBEYSCHWARTZ (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 29, 11 at 10:26

I removed wall-to-wall carpet in my bedroom. It appears nothing has ever been put on the wood except 10 in. of paint around the edges. I was told the wood is pumpkin pine. The wood is so dry it is splintered in some places. When attempting to start sanding and patching with a hand sander the splinters keep getting larger and there is a "saw dust" like quality. Is there any type of treatment to replace moisture or to sand these sections of floor board without making them worse?

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RE: 1880 house, wood floors

"Is there any type of treatment to replace moisture or to sand these sections of floor board without making them worse?"

Generally no.

It sounds like the wood is flat sawn and may not have been intended as a 'show' surface.

You can try a less aggressive sander like a 6 inch random orbit and some finer paper, or a vibratory sander (the least aggressive, but also slowest).

RE: 1880 house, wood floors

Glue down the splintery areas with a medium-viscosity superglue before sanding any further.

Here is a link that might be useful: super t glue

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