Do I need to sand a floor before varnishing?

Any other previous finish (varnish, wax, oil, polish) needs to be completely removed before varnishing so that the timber is free of dirt, wax, polish and grease etc. Once the old finish has been removed, the floorboards will need to be sanded and, if required, stained.

Can you sand and varnish floor boards?

Only when your floors are free of the old layers of varnish, stain and grime can move on the less coarse paper. If your floorboards are ‘just’ dirty or have a thin coat of paint on them, starting to sand with 24 grit sandpaper should be sufficient.

How long does it take to sand and varnish a floor?

Typically, a fairly standard room of 20 sqm will take about one day to sand and varnish properly, using fast-drying water-based finishes plus another 12 hours for the varnish to cure properly.

How much does it cost to have a floor professionally sanded UK?

Prices for floor sanding, restoration and staining services in London

Sanding only: 3 stage process from £12.00 per m2
Sanding and 2 coats of clear/colored hardwax oil from £18.00 per m2
Sanding and 3 coats of wood floor oil from £18.00 per m2
Staining /dyeing from £4.00 per m2 per coat

How much is floor sanding UK?

The average cost of restoring wood floors is normally around £4 to £25 per square metre, although this will depend on the type of restoration required. For instance, sanding a 10 square metre space costs around £120 to £160, while the price to sand a 30 square metre room ranges from £360 to £480.

How much does it cost to get your floor sanded?

Cost to Sand and Refinish Hardwood Floors Sanding costs $0.50 to $3.00 per square foot to sand hardwood floors. An average 12 x 14 foot room would cost $80 to $500 depending on how many passes it needs and the area you live in. Regardless of condition, you’ll always want to start by sanding.

How much does sanding and refinishing cost?

For a custom refinish job involving sanding the hardwood flooring, and applying stains, water-based or oil-based finishes, and other finishes like those that are acid-cured, expect to pay $3.75 to $5 per square foot, or $850 to $1,125.

What does it cost to sand and refinish hardwood floors?

According to HomeAdvisor, the typical price range to refinish hardwood floors is between $1,074 and $2,485, with the national average at $1,757. This comes out to $3 to $8 per square foot, including materials and labor. Roughly 80 percent of the cost to refinish hardwood floors comes from labor.