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Stage floor refinishing

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Category: Producing Theater
Forum Name: Set Design and Construction
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Printed Date: 9/21/23 at 7:00pm
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Topic: Stage floor refinishing
Posted By: bobthebuilder
Subject: Stage floor refinishing
Date Posted: 7/18/13 at 9:15pm
My stage floor floor is badly worn and needs sanding and repainting.  It's construction is tongue and groove plywood over 2 x 4 sleepers resting on concrete.   Any thoughts on how to sand, fill and paint?

Posted By: David McCall
Date Posted: 8/07/13 at 8:55pm
You might consider just covering the existing floor with 1/4" masonite.

David M

Posted By: bobthebuilder
Date Posted: 8/12/13 at 9:17pm
I really wish I could but the plywood flooring is at the same level as the hardwood thrust

Posted By: David McCall
Date Posted: 8/13/13 at 8:48pm
I know just what you mean. I'd like to do that on our stage too but the apron is maple. Ours is a too soft pine (or similar) T&G planking that gouges easily causing large pieces splinter off (1/2"-8"). Pealing up tape not only pulls off paint, but it ca tae off an 1/8" of wood with it. I have to get out there a few times a year to patch the pits with plastic wood and repaint the floor. Perhaps that would work for you. We are using back deck paint from home depot, but there is probably something better.

David M

Posted By: vickifrank
Date Posted: 9/11/13 at 1:13pm
I'm guessing replacing the floor is not in-budget all at once... but perhaps you could replace just a few of the pieces of plywood at a time? Or radical thought, turn it over. Then paint it.


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