Q: I recently had my oak floors refinished with water based poly. I would rather have had oil but because of time constraints at that time I opted for the water. I want to put a couple of coats of oil on top.
Can I just rough up the floor and add coats over water?
A: Yes, you would have to buff or abrade the finish to allow the omu to grab. I would let the water borne dry several weeks before doing this.
Water or oil based finish
I am getting a lot of different opinions on which is a better method to refinish my wood floor, water or oil based finish?
Water based finish buff/coat over oil based?
I have a floor on which a customer put 3 oil based coats. The customer wants to know if I can buff and coat the floor with a water based finish. Is this okay to do? Will it dry right?
Hardwax oil finish
Are you familiar with O*** P**** oil? How does it compare to Waterlox? I really like the look and benefits (easily repairable) of a hardwax oil finish. It seems technology has made even this type of floor low maintenance.
Water vs Oil
I read a couple of threads that suggested water based polyurethane for floors may not be the best idea. Should we reconsider an oil based polyurethane before we start?
I have just selected "*********" hardwood flooring for my new condo. The hardwood flooring company has suggested it be finished with an oil, rather than urethane. What are the pros and cons of each? Which would you recommend?
What is better: water based or oil based finish?
Q: We just bought a house and are having the floors professionally done. What is better: water based or oil based polyurethane finish? A: I still believe an omu will out perform a water borne finish, but it depends on the situation. There are circumstances where a water borne is…