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Next up was a simple foam underlayment, mostly because the area beneath the floor is open and we don't know what's going on under there. I just love pallets and have share with you many great pallet re-purposing projects before.
Of course, the color of the paneled walls is very distracting and detracts from the beautiful floors, so I want to paint those ASAP.
On the other hand, if you want really light-colored floors, you’ll almost certainly have to use a water-based finish.
Waterlox actually makes a cleaner that you can use to mop the floor, but just plain vinegar and water will work also.
And don’t forget to check out my other post where I shared a few specific details and tips regarding sanding the floors.
I didn’t fill any nail holes because one person who comments on a previous post said she liked the look of the nail holes on her floor, and regretted having her hubby fill most of the nail holes. I was beginning to think that this hardwood floor refinishing project would never be complete, like I was caught in some Groundhog Day-type loop of never ending sanding.
In fact, the day before I applied the first coat of Waterlox, I actually wiped down then entire floor with mineral spirits, and they turned almost exactly that color with just mineral spirits.