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Replacing old floorboards within a sanded floor

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WastingMyYoungYears Thu 30-Oct-14 19:51:06

Do some tradespeople replace old floorboards with similarly old floorboards, or at least try to stain a new board to match the existing ones?

I'm trying to be okay about the brand new fluorescent beacon floorboard amongst my 65 year old battered ones, but I just can't confused.

WastingMyYoungYears Fri 31-Oct-14 07:01:23

Hopeful bump smile

PigletJohn Fri 31-Oct-14 08:40:12

If you mean a plumber or electrician, no.

If you mean a chippy who you have paid to renovate and cosmetically restore your floor, yes. You will be paying for the time and fiddly work.

It is a small labour-intensive job which you could try yourself. Get several shades of Colron and experiment on some offcuts to mix a colour that will blend in. Sand it first using medium then fine paper wrapped round a cork block (not your fingers).

I would finish off with Diamond satin varnish, or you could use wax if that's how the rest of the floor is done. People seem to like Liberon (sp?)

WastingMyYoungYears Fri 31-Oct-14 08:43:31

Thanks PigletJohn - yes, I mean a chippy. Although our new boards have been added by a floor sanding specialist confused.

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