Put the parquet yourself quite difficult – without professional experience can not do. But if over time the coating has lost an attractive look and covered with cracks, it is not necessary to contact a specialist – it is enough to arma with the spatula and the simplest materials.
What is needed to restore parquet?Why close the gaps in the floor, if they do not interfere with anyone? It’s not just that they look out of nonesthetics – cracks and gaps accumulate moisture, and she begins to slowly destroy the coating. In order to close the gaps, you will need the following tools and materials: a knife or spatula; thin wire;
Construction mastic / Tree putty; fine-grained sandpaper (grain 160-4000) paint, parquet lacquer and simulator under the color of your coating (+ tampons for applying) .How to close the cracks in the parquet?Before restoration, it is necessary to clean the gaps from dirt and dust. Wire works well – heavier tools (screwdriver, scissors) can make the gaps even wider.
After thorough cleaning, remove the remaining dust with a vacuum cleaner
Apply putty or mastic to the spatula and fill the crack. Smooth the composition with smooth movements and remove the residue with a tissue swab. Wait until the final drying of the mixture: an hour will be enough for puttying, and it is better to leave the mastic all night;
Finally, use a swab to cover the parquet with paint or stain, to fix after drying, apply a layer of varnish.If necessary, putty can be replaced with a mixture of sawdust and parquet varnish – in terms of strength, the effect will be exactly the same if the composition is laid in several layers as it dries.
Another way to close the gaps is to drive the rivers, but it will only suit for wide gaps. To do this, you need to hammer them with a hammer, clean off the protrusions and polish with sandpaper – then proceed according to the described scheme.