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Screening & recoating

Wood floors can be screened and recoated but there is some stipulations. The old finish must be in good condition . It cannot be waxed, oiled , cleaned with Murphy' oil soap, or any other cleaner that may compromise the adhesion of the new finish coat . Unlike sanding and refinishing which involves sanding the floor down to bare wood, screening is a light sanding. It gets out superficial scratches, scuff marks, surface stains, and minor imperfections. So if your wood floor is in relatively good condition screening may be a good option. It is less expensive than a total sand and refinish and the procedure takes less time.