Q: What is the best way to put the poly on your floors? I keep getting fish eyes w/ a poly roller.
How do I get rid of them, and make the finish look good?
A: I can already see part of your problem. This roller is injecting air into the finish. If it sets up before the air can escape, fish eyes are the result. You are going to have to buff off the fish eyes or scrape them out. You will have to buff the entire floor at any rate, or you won’t gain adhesion between coats. Make sure there is no air blowing across the floor for several hours after application. Use a lambs wool applicator.
Is this fish eye bubbles or dust between the layers of poly?
Q: I have recently had my floating floors fully sanded back to bare wood then recoated with a base and 2 coats of poly. I have lots of bubbles all over the floor. He has since re-sanded lightly and recoated with another coat of poly, though this has only slightly…
Fish eye bubbles in epoxy coating
Q: My builder was required to resand and recoat my timber floors with a full gloss epoxy coating. This is his third attempt due to what I believe are fish eyes appearing. I told the builder the biggest mistake he made was painting over silicone that was used around the…
I have just sanded doing the 36, 50, and 80 grit. I stained it as well. However, when I rolled the first coat of oil based polyurethane I got bubbles everywhere. Is there a way to get rid of the bubbles with out re-renting a buffer, etc.?
Will applying additional coats correct fish eye bubbles?
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