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The Three Techniques of Sanding Wood Flooring

Using 3 different cuts of sandpaper with the grain will smooth most floors, floor may need more than one pass of each cut.


Not working? Try 1 diagonal pass.

Still not working? Try this approach. Be sure to overlap each pass.

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