Have a good amount of Oak flooring to strip back and get in good shape before applying Osmo Polyx.
Floor has been down maybe 17 years and in very good shape but the seal is shot in places and I want to strip it all back and upgrade the finish.
Only trouble is the finish that has been on since new is incredible hard to shift. The skirting in the same room were done a few years ago with a Ronseal finish (yes I know but I’m better educated now) …that strips a treat with Flauxf Super but it doesn’t seem to do anything on the floor wood. I have the necessary scrapers and they are removing a reasonable amount of the original finish but with a shed load of work.
I guess I need to rent / source a sander of of some sort as well.
Hoping to get some advice on:
a. best stripper to use…maybe stronger than Flauxf which in fairness has been spot on for all the rest of the stripping work we have been doing.
b. best type of sander and abrasives to source /hire.
What I thought would be fairly straight forward is proving to be damned hard work so far.
Many thanks in advance for guidance and ideas