How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

Revive a wood floor—without sanding

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Bucket
  • Dust mask
  • Knee pads
  • Painters tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Putty knife
  • Rags
  • Roller tray
  • Shop vacuum

You'll also need a floor buffer, buffing pad, sanding screens, finish applicator pad, a respirator for organic vapors, and a window fan.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Liquid floor cleaner
  • Synthetic steel wool pads
  • Sanding screen (for drywall)
  • Mineral spirits
  • Polyurethane floor finish