Q: When my new bar was installed, the installer damaged our new cedar floor. The GC used Scotch Brite to finely sand off the problem. When it was time to put the final coating over the damaged area he got what he described as “flashing” (streaking).
How can this be fixed?
A: Stir the finish well and don’t allow any air movement until the finish is tack dry.
Yellow streaking after 3rd coat
Q: My daughter had her floor sanded and recoated. After the first two coats everything looked great. The contractor said he wanted to add a 3rd coat so they said okay. After the 3rd coat yellow streaking showed up when it was dry. Mostly at all the seams. Why would…
Finish repelled in spots
Q: I had my hardwood sanded and refinished and high-gloss put on. It had little round spots all over it that the polyurethane did not cover. So I had it buffed and recoated with the polyurethane and still the spots are popping up everywhere, where the polyurethane did not stick.…
Spider-webbed cracks in finish
I installed hardwood flooring, sanded, put 2 coats of poly. After the third coat the floor has several spider-webbed type cracks in it, why?
Finish cracking and splitting
I have pre finished Oak floors. within 2 months the finish started cracking and splitting. They blame the crawl space. But it's dry and the floors that are in the upstairs level are doing the same thing. At one point I overheard the term "wind shakes."
Can polyurethane floor finish problems resolve themselves?
Q: We have Brazilian Cherry floors and had an experienced flooring guy screen/sand half of our floors. He applied a very fast drying, oil-based polyurethane, clean satin finish. The next day we looked at the floors and were not happy. The floors having pooling marks with excess finish, brush marks…
White cloudiness to polyurethane finish
Q: After refinishing a hardwood floor hallway with coats of polyurethane, there is a white cloudiness on some parts of the floor that will not wipe away or go away. What can I use on it or how can I repair it? A: Was this a waterborne polyurethane? It sounds…