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Janet Cone Ledford
How to paint wood floors
   
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shannon hill

Once completed, how long can one expect a painted floor to last before the paint start to wear in high traffic areas?

   
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A Painted floor can last for many years especially if protection finishing (such polyurethane) is applied as the last coating. The secret is inspecting the floor often and call for a professional painter for touch-ups or refinishing.

   
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