Q: Is is better to have 2 or 3 coats of polyurethane when refinishing hardwood floors?
A: I use 3 coats as a standard finish on all jobs. 2 coats is more like a “clean up” job. The more important factor is that oil based finishes be used without cheap, fast dry sealers as a base. The straight application of polyurethane, buffed between each coat is a far more durable product.
Polyurethane Dry Time Between Coats
Q: Can you walk on oil-base poly during second and 3rd coats to apply them? How soon can I walk on them while working on it? I'm wary about the polyurethane dry time between coats. Varathane instructions say you can re-coat in 4 hours. Do I just walk in and…
How do you apply your polyurethane? I know with a lambswool pad, but do you walk in one direction with the polyurethane or back and forth strokes?
1 Sealant and 2 coats of polyurethane okay?
Q: I see that you recommend 3 coats of polyurethane. My contractor did one coat of sealant and 2 coats of polyurethane. Is that sufficient? A: That should be fine also. I assume this is an oil base finish. I've been using Poloplaz Primero for a number of years now.…
How many coats of polyurethane for hardwood floors
We just had red oak hardwood floors installed in two rooms and the adjoining rooms were all sanded and refinished. Our installer applied three coats of oil-based Duraseal and I would like an additional coat. Our installer did an awesome job but he thinks I am crazy to want another…
Polyurethane over painted floors
Can I use a low lustre polyurethane to coat my interior wood floor, that was recently painted with a satin latex porch and floor enamel?