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Sanding and polishing

Lacquering parquet flooring is for professionals

Applying a new coat of lacquer on a parquet floor becomes necessary when the old layer is too worn to protect the wood. Before lacquering, the floor must be stripped of old lacquer by means of sanding. The proper sanding and lacquering of a parquet floor require expertise and special tools, which is why the tasks should be left to a professional.

Before lacquering, the floor must be stripped of old lacquer by means of sanding.

Kiilto’s parquet systems provide the right tools for applying putty, base lacquer and surface lacquer, and maintaining the finished surface. Depending on the location, you can also opt to use a heavy-duty lacquer.

The product guide on parquet products provides information on all lacquer types, along with consumption estimates.

Plank floors can be lacquered without professional help

You can sand and lacquer plank floors and wooden stairs in your home or summer cottage if you use the brush-applied Puulattialakka Safir lacquer. Apply the lacquer on the planks one or two at a time in a longitudinal direction starting by the wall.

Once the first layer has dried, sand the dried surface gently with sandpaper, no. 100–150. Alternatively, you can scrape the surface with a steel putty knife or scraper. Vacuum the surface and wipe it with a damp cloth to remove the dust. Repeat the lacquering process 1–2 times. Wood floor lacquer usually takes about 2–4 hours between applications to dry. Consumption with the described method is approximately 3–5 m²/l.



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