A Buff and Coat, also referred to as a screen and recoat are terms used to describe the method involved in the application of a new layer of finish over the old finish on your wood floors. This process consists of using a buffer to thoroughly abrade the old finish with a screen, which is a specialized type of mesh sandpaper. During this procedure we also use a non-toxic cleaner to help condition, deep clean and prepare your wood floors surface to optimize adhesion of the new finish we apply. The new finish will fill-in and remove light scratches in the old finish, produce a consistent sheen, make the floors easier to clean and provide a durable new layer of protection for years to come. The job of a buff and coat, whether you elect to have one or two coats of new finish applied can almost always be completed within one day. Your wood floors can be walked-on in stocking feet by early evening the same day, furniture can be moved back in 24 hours and large area rugs can be replaced in 2-3 days. Normal traffic can be resumed in 24 hours. The cost of a Buff and Coat is typically 25% the cost of a full refinish. A Buff and Coat should be done every 5-10 years depending on the level of traffic on your wood floors. Maintaining your wood floors in this way will keep them looking their best and minimize the need for costly refinishing indefinitely.