tina- My husband Mike & I rented the Varathane refinishing system from Lowe's Home Improvement center. we watched the video twice, read the book twice and began early saturday morning. the system was almost foolproof. In four days we had beautiful hardwood floors. we work so if you had some time off it would probably take you less time. The only thing they didn't tell us was to applicate from end to end with no stopping and to wipe the edges were you do stop. If you want to learn more, reply.