So what do you do if you have the luxury of hardwood floors but… they just need some help? Do you need to hire someone to come and refinish them for you? Heck no! You can totally DIY this! It’s surprisingly simple and just involves a good solid weekend and some elbow grease. (Even if your floors are super old and un-level, like most of mine were.) In fact, I refinished approx. 500 sq.ft. for under $250.
The process of refinishing hardwood floors involves basically three steps: Sanding, Staining, and Sealing. They’re all just a bunch of grunt work that anybody can do. You’ll need to make a trip to Lowe’s to rent a floor sander and buy most of your supplies. If you have a second person to help you with all your refinishing it will go a ton faster, but it’s not absolutely necessary as long as you can lift the floor sander in and out of your car and get it into your house. Alright then my ambitious little readers, let’s begin.