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How to Repair a Hardwood Floor

These step-by-step instructions explain how to renew a closet's hardwood floor with new hardwood, sanding and a coat of stain and sealer.

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Materials

  • wood stain
  • water-based polyurethane sealer
  • baseboard
  • spackle
  • paintable caulk
  • trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • semigloss paint
  • empty can
  • mineral spirits
  • rosin paper

Tools

  • tack cloth
  • knee pads
  • paintbrush
  • stud finder
  • medium-grit sandpaper
  • paint roller
  • paint roller extension handle
  • gloves
  • safety glasses
  • ear protection
  • 80-grit sandpaper
  • lint-free cloth
  • painter's multi-tool
  • floor sander
  • edge sander

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