wooden floors

14 Jun 2008
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have laid new tongue and groove wooden floor boards in my lounge hallway and dining room have sanded them then stained them and have twice varnished them each time the lacquer /varnish keeps wearing away or chipping in a short space of time and you can see the natural wood showing through how do i stop this happening i have used b&q varnish is there any thing that is long lasting and durable and will not wear away please help
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How have you sanded them, how have your varnished them (read and followed the instructions on the tin?)

Sand it all off again to bare wood and apply two coats of hardwaxoil for a better, long-lasting and if needed easier local repair result
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thanx very much for all your help one moer thing please where can i buy the waxoil
Check my profile for our website and from there go to our web catalog 2: fitting & finishing materials - hardwaxoil
Please let us know how you get on with the Hardwax Oil I am very interested to know more about it's abrasion resistance properties.

Unusual that the varnish should have worn away so quickly can you tell us exactly what it said in the tin, was it a B&Q own brand? Good to know so we can advise other people not to use it.

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