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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Sun Exposure | 4 Steps To Restore The Original Look Of Your Sun-Faded Timber Flooring

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Timber flooring is both aesthetically pleasing and practically functional for your home because of its timeless appeal in a traditional or modern setting. But if you're bequeathed with sun-drenched interiors, then your flooring is bound to fade and discolour over time. Luckily, this problem can be reversed with a few simple steps.

Sand The Floor Using Sandpaper

Begin the process of timber flooring restoration by sanding the entire surface using medium-grit sandpaper. This will even out the wood colouring because it brings a new layer of timber that hasn't been affected by sunlight to the surface. Once you have sanded the floor using medium-grit sandpaper, use fine sandpaper to achieve a smooth flooring finish. Avoid using coarse-grit sandpaper because this will result in unnecessary gouges and bigger problems.

Fill Any Imperfections With Timber Filler

This colour restoration project for your timber flooring is a good opportunity for you to fill any holes and chips with timber filler before proceeding further. Timber filler is easily available at most home improvement stores and is a paste-like substance that needs to be integrated into the holes. You will need to wait for the timber filler to dry based on the manufacturer's recommendations. Once dry, sand off the timber filler for an even finish with the rest of your timber flooring.

Vacuum The Sanded Floor

Vacuum the recently sanded and refilled floor to ensure that the surface is thoroughly clean before moving on with the process of staining. A clean surface will ensure that the wood stain bonds seamlessly with the flooring surface for a blemish-free finish. Before proceeding with the next step, cover the edges between floors and walls with masking tape to protect your wall paint from damage.

Apply Wood Stain To Entire Flooring Surface

Now that your timber flooring surface has been properly prepared, you can apply wood stain to restore its original look. Wood stain is available at most home improvement stores. You can choose a colour based on the original colour of your wood for a restored finish without deviating too far from your preferred colour. If you're looking for something different, you can choose between lighter and darker coloured wood stains based on your personal preferences. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to apply wood stain across the entire flooring surface for harmonising all sections.

Re-stained timber looks just as good as the original. Follow these smart steps in your quest to restore the look of your sun-faded timber flooring without any difficulty.