Lighter look or deeper colour

Q: I have pine floors from the 30’s. I had them professionally refinished two times in the past. There is no stain and the poly wears away quickly. I recently sanded one room myself and applied oil based poly. It came out darker where I sanded one area more than the rest due to scratches and wear in that area. Continue reading Lighter look or deeper colour

Floor rough after 2 coats of water-based polyurethane

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors:  We have sanded and stained our oak wood floors. We have put on 2 coats of water-based polyurethane. The floor still feels rough. How do you get that hard smooth finish? Continue reading Floor rough after 2 coats of water-based polyurethane

Drying problems with the oil based poly

Q: After using B**** Coatings oil poly for years on floors without problems I was forced to return to D******* oil. Recently, I am experiencing drying problems with the oil based poly, in which I have cause to blame the company for changing the formula (to meet upcoming standards). Continue reading Drying problems with the oil based poly

Using an oil based polyurethane over Zinsser finish

Q: We have 150 year old red oak floors with several coats of Zinsser Target clear epoxy based finish on them. We have been unable to find the same product and are thinking of using an oil based polyurethane over the existing finish. Continue reading Using an oil based polyurethane over Zinsser finish

Best finish for Cypress hard wood floors in home with dog and children

Q: I have Cypress hard wood floors and they are constantly getting scratches and dents due to the dog and children. I am having them refinished. What is the best finish to put on the floors to protect them? How many coats? Continue reading Best finish for Cypress hard wood floors in home with dog and children

Do I need some type of finish on my newly uncovered pine floor?

Q: I have a floor that was installed in 1953, when a room was added onto the house. It has had linoleum on it since that time. The floor never had a finish and is a mellow golden color, being pine. Can I remove the floor covering and simply use the floor as is, or do I need some type of finish, and if so what type? Continue reading Do I need some type of finish on my newly uncovered pine floor?

How can we tell if it’s a polyurethane finish?

Q: A friend of mine has a house that was built sometime in the 1940’s. She and her realtor are unsure as to whether or not her hardwood floors have a polyurethane finish. Is there a way that we can check? Continue reading How can we tell if it’s a polyurethane finish?