Floor sanding is not an easy job although it may appear easy enough to attempt. You may think it’s all about applying sandpaper on a piece of paper; sorry to disappoint but it’s never all about sanding and lacquering. To avoid having a professional come by and correct a mess you’re likely to create, here are some tips you’ll need up your sleeve.
- Sanding is not done by hand
It would take too long to complete by hand, introduce a machine ease your work. It doesn’t mean you’re set to start your work once you have a machine; no. heavy machines need expertise before trying to operate; carry out research and learn the basics, the rest you can figure out or learn everything to avoid regrets.
- Ensure you take out all the previous finish
Starting off with a 120g sandpaper is a big no! Scrub off all the polish to avoid having the floor look worse than it was. Applying a fresh coat of polish in areas left with previous polish just give the floor an ugly appearance. The polish will appear different in the area with old polish and on the bare floor.
- Proper training
DIYs may work out for some people but be warned, it’s not for everyone. Sanding machines are not always forgiving; it is more advisable to go through a short or a full course if you want to be a superb floor sander. For janitors and building cleaners, you don’t require formal education. You can learn on the job or in high school courses in the shop.
- Learn the basics
For every skill, the first thing you need to learn first is the basics. Learn how to prepare the floor and clean it before diving into it. Sanding is a process, you cant start in the middle or at the end. In this case, the end does not justify the means.
As mentioned above, it is all up to you. Whether you prefer to undergo a training course or just learn via DIYs.
Hope this helps!