There are a lot of questions about refinishing hardwood floors posted on this board. Unfortunately, the full instructions take much longer to describe than what can be presented here. Thankfully, we now have a solution. The November, 1999 issue of Family Handman magazine has a long and detailed article on the subject that should answer most questions. The price of the magazine is $2.99, which is well worth it for all the information that it contains on this subject alone.