Refinish pine lacquered floor without sanding?

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Old 04-28-17, 04:58 PM
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Refinish pine lacquered floor without sanding?

HI guys

Im a new DIY'er so please go easy on me :-)

I have 4 bedrooms that are pine flooring (fairly sure lacquered.) I am reasonably happy with their condition, there is however one of two areas that have faded (im guessing due to sunlight?)
I'm trying to avoid completely sanding back the entire floor's and re-staining due to time constraints. Have read several articles about *Varnishing without sanding* and it seems a little too good to be true. Wondering if anyone has some feedback on any methods of correcting the faded patches (or coating the entire floor) without sanding? OR at least a quicker method?

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Old 04-28-17, 07:51 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

*Varnishing without sanding* and it seems a little too good to be true.
I'd agree with that statement 100%.

However I'm not the pro here and they may have other ideas. I can't see how you can possibly match one area like that without it being noticeably different.

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Old 04-29-17, 03:21 AM
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I wouldn't refinish the floors without sanding! Doesn't have to be sanded down to bare wood but a light sanding will remove any debris that might be in the existing finish and more importantly promote good adhesion for your fresh coat of poly. Poly is more durable than varnish.

If you wipe over those areas with mineral spirits, how it looks while wet [before the thinner evaporates] will give you a good indication of how the floor will look with a fresh coat of poly. To me it looks more like a wear issue rather than sunlight .... but hard to tell from a pic.
 
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What makes you think the finish is lacquer? If it actually happens to be so, you could theoretically touch that up or apply another coat or two as lacquer does not need sanding between coats.

If this is wear, then another coat of poly might be in order (I believe the likelihood is you have a polyurethane finish). If this is truly from light, then there's not a lot you can do except wait and more time will cause the differences to diminish.
 
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Old 05-01-17, 09:23 AM
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While lacquer was common for floors decades ago, poly dries to a much harder finish and will wear better. Oil base can be applied over lacquer but generally lacquer can't be applied over oil.


To me that area looks more like scuff marks from a rug or something.
 
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