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A famous name from the world of musicals made a real-life appearance here in the late 1800s...
Musicals mean dancing and dancing needs a stage or at least a wooden floor. Even when confined to less energetic pursuits, they need to be kept in good condition.
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Earl’s Court opened in the Royal Jubilee year of 1887, with an entrance in West Brompton.
‘The American Wild West Show’ starred ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody and that greatest of female sharpshooters, Annie Oakley.
She’s probably best known today for Irving Berlin’s tune-saturated musical, ‘Annie get your Gun’, a huge Broadway hit in the 1940s.
In real life, Annie was an Ohio farm girl who was forced to develop her talents when her father died and her mother had to mortgage the property. She earned enough to pay this off while in her early teens.
Annie and her husband (whom she’d married at 16 after beating him in a shooting contest) performed in the show worldwide for over ten years. Her repertoire included trick shooting with cards and mirrors - and she even managed to shoot a cigarette out of the mouth of Kaiser Wilhelm...
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How to use an edge sander for perfect results
Alongside the bigger drum sander which you'll use to sand the majority of your floor, the edging sander is a vital piece of floor sanding equipment. This is the sander that lets you get right up to the wall to create a flat and even finish around the room, but it's a powerful tool and needs careful handling so you don't damage the floors or yourself.
Preparation is key
Before you start edge sanding the room, remove the skirting boards, if you have them.
This will make it much easier to achieve a professional finish by allowing you to sand right
to the walls. Install a new sanding disk, using a medium to coarse grit, and make sure you
wear safety goggles and a dust mask.
It's a powerful beast
Edge sanders produce a powerful sideways momentum, so you'll need to have complete
control over the machine once you hit the power button. Just like any other kind of floor
sanding equipment, once it's switched on you must keep it moving, otherwise you'll create a dip in your flooring that you'll never get rid of.
Getting the motion
Unlike the drum sander where you'll make long, smooth passes, you'll need to move the edge sander in a tight
zigzag pattern. This helps to avoid creating a kind of wave pattern that is visible when finishing the floor,
especially if you want a high shine lacquer finish. Continue for a couple of feet then do one final long finishing
swipe along the wall to ensure that this section of floor is clean, and move on.
Edging a room
Because of the way the disk is angled, you need to work clockwise round the room, so your next section of floor
sanding will be to the right of the section you've just completed. The drum sander won't get any closer to your
walls than six inches, so make sure you edge sand in a wide strip and feather in the edges using the zigzag
technique. You'll need a floor scraper to remove finish from the corners. Change the sanding disk often for best
results and you'll have a floor edging to be proud of!
Contact us at the Wood Floor Sanding Team today if you need to call in the professionals to help get that perfect finish for a room.