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I have moved into a 1930's property. Hall and front room have block oak parquet flooring, it appears to be have been sanded and lacquered in the past, but that has worn at the bottom of the stairs ( the grain is looking a bit grubby too) and appears a bit patchy( i have noticed its not water resistant in parts, water resistant in others ( water droplets form ) also between some of the blocks where the gaps are quite visible, there is an indication of a deteriorated lacquer of some kind.
The floor still has a nice sheen to it though. I don't really want to re-sand it and would like some advice on how to clean and re-seal it myself if that can be done.
A lacquered/varnished floor that has damage to its finish is a bit difficult to really revamp without sanding. You cannot apply lacquer/varnish over the damaged areas without creating overlapping - ugly - areas.
What you could try is to clean the whole floor with Saicos Magic Cleanser and then applying Saicos Wax-Care Spray - on damaged areas a few times after each other till the floor has absorbed plenty of the "wax" and is protected against dirt and spillages again. here might be a slight difference in appearance between lacquered/varnish areas and areas treated with the wax-care, but it saves you the task of sanding and resealing the whole floor.
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