DIY Parquet Varnishing Guide

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For centuries, parquet flooring has been one of the most widely used wooden flooring types. Like many other wooden floors however, it can develop scratches, stains, and dirt if it does not have a protective coating. For this reason, regular parquet varnishing is extremely important. Like parquet polishing, this is considered one of the most effective ways of providing your floors with a protective coating. In case you lack the time to have a professional perform this floor polishing service for you, you can opt to do it yourself. Just make sure to adhere to the following steps:

Cleaning Floors


Similar to wood polishing, the first step you need to take when it comes to parquet varnishing is to clean your floors thoroughly using a wood cleaner or a homemade solution mixed with vinegar and water. In case your floors are covered with a carpet, be sure to remove the carpet and the tack first. If there are any holes, fill them with putty to ensure that your floors are smooth and even.

Begin Sanding


If you do not happen to have an orbital sander meant for parquet or wood varnishing, you can either purchase or rent one from your nearest home appliance store depending on your budget. It is recommended that your sander be fitted with fine sandpaper of 120 grit. After sanding a specific area, clean it quickly using a vacuum cleaner to prevent heavy damage that dust and grit from your sander might cause.

Vacuum Your Floors


Once you have completed the sanding process, use a vacuum cleaner to remove all dust and debris on your wooden floors. Do not forget to make use of a clean cloth so that no residue remains when you apply the varnish.

Pour The Varnish


When applying the varnish, start with the section that is furthest away from the door then apply it to the rest of your parquet floors. It is best that you use a roller to spread the varnish just as most floor polishing service providers would. That way, you can ensure that it is applied evenly. Only after ensuring that the varnish has been evenly applied should you move to the next area. Continue applying the varnish until it covers all of your parquet floors.

After applying the varnish, allow it to dry so that you can form a protective layer for your parquet flooring. This rule is essential whether you are conducting marble polishing or wood varnishing. Though the time required to dry the varnish will vary depending on weather conditions and the properties of the varnish used, you should not have to wait more than three hours for the varnish to dry. If you wish, you can apply another layer of varnish after the previous layer has dried.

Most professional floor polishing services recommend applying a fresh coat of varnish every three to five years to ensure that it remains in good condition for a long time.

Allow The Varnish To Dry


Like marble polish, the applied varnish should be allowed to dry to form a protective layer which is not easily damaged. Though the time required for drying of varnish will vary depending on the weather conditions and properties of the varnish being used, it should not take more than three hours for the varnish to dry. After the varnish has dried, the user can apply another layer of varnish using the steps listed previously.



Parquet floorings are very popular among homeowners and are widely recommended. However, you need to make sure that they are properly varnished in order for them to last long. By following the steps mentioned above, you can ensure that they are free from any form of damage and deterioration. If you have doubts about performing parquet varnishing by yourself however, you can call DW Floor Polishing Singapore to provide you with high quality parquet varnishing services.


DW Floor Polishing Singapore is a leading floor polishing and floor care specialist in Singapore, dedicated to delivering the best floor polishing and floor deep cleaning services for a wide range of flooring materials, such as marble, wood, vinyl, and tile. We offer marble floor polishing, wood floor polishing, parquet floor polishing, and tile floor polishing. We also provide services such as timber decking, balcony decking, wood varnishing, epoxy grouting services, door varnishing, and more. Moreover, you can also contact us for cleaning services such as floor deep cleaning, vinyl floor deep cleaning, tile floor deep cleaning, and terrazzo floor cleaning. Our commitment lies in providing top-notch services and proven solutions to our valued customers. 

If you have any questions or require assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via WhatsApp at +65 8241 0032. Alternatively, feel free to explore our informative articles, covering a plethora of flooring types, to help you make informed decisions about your floor care needs.