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Posted on June 14, 2023
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When it comes to refurbishing your wooden furniture or floors, two popular methods come to mind: wood stripping and wood sanding. Both techniques have their pros and cons and are best suited for different scenarios. This blog post aims to elucidate the differences between these two methods, so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your project.
Wood stripping involves applying a chemical stripper to remove the old finish from a piece of wood. The stripper breaks down the finish, allowing you to scrape it off easily.
Wood sanding involves using sandpaper to remove the old finish. This can be done by hand or with a power tool like a sander.
When deciding between wood stripping and sanding, consider the size, detail level, and type of wood of your project. For large, flat surfaces, sanding is usually the best option. For smaller, more detailed pieces, stripping might be a better choice.
Think about the safety implications. If you have respiratory issues or are sensitive to strong chemicals, sanding might be a safer option. Always use proper safety gear, regardless of the method you choose.
Consider your comfort level with each method. If you’re new to DIY projects, you might find stripping less intimidating than handling power tools for sanding.
Regardless of the method you choose, here are some practical tips to help you succeed.
Both wood stripping and sanding have their place in the world of DIY woodworking. The key is to understand the nature of your project and select the method that best suits your needs and comfort level. With patience, safety, and the right approach, either method can yield stunning results. Remember, the goal is to give your wooden pieces a new lease on life, so enjoy the process!
We provide virtually dust-free sanding with our continuous belt machinery with mobile extraction units, giving you a safer environment for your family.
This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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