Refinishing A Shuffleboards
Most boards that need refinishing are because the old finish is worn off.
Generally the board needs to be stripped down to the bare wood removing all the old finish. Ideally it should be sanded carefully or run through a plainer to remove old nicks, ect.
Refinishing Tips from Ron Kaintz
Ron Kaintz is one of the most experienced shuffleboard refinishers in the world having refinished over 1,000 boards in his career. Here are some of his tips:
- Ron uses a 18 inch round floor sander to sand the board.
- Ron uses a solid metal level to make sure the board is perfectly flat – using the level to measure both length wise and width wise. If you can fit a sheet of paper under the level, it doesn’t pass Ron’s inspection.
- Ron recreates the lines and numbers on the board with a carpenter’s pencil — the lines get darker as the new finish is applied.
- Ron seals the board with a sealer – twice – waiting hours between coats. He finishes the table with a polyurethane and buffs a paste or liquid wax 24 hours after finishing.
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