Q: Due to a hardwood refinishing job w/ improper preparation my entire home has polyurethane pooled in all the heat vents. What are the health concerns and how do I remove it?
A: There shouldn’t be any health concerns. Once the finish is hardened the mineral spirit solvent has left the film. I would probably use a chisel, sharp knife or some type of scraper to remove the finish from off the pipe.
Stain appears to have been applied over polyurethane
Q: My daughter bought a house with stain that appears to have been put over the polyurethane several years ago. The stain is now scratched and looks horrible. Any advice on how to remove this stain? A: This floor needs to be sanded to clean wood and done over. Applying…
Polyurethane, outlines of a can, on floor
My contractor installed laminated flooring; however, when he was polyurethaning the rail, he kept putting the can down and didn't realize that the bottom of the can was leaving marks on the laminated flooring. Now I have marks of the shiny polyurethane, outline of the can, on my floor. I…
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?
Spilled polyurethane on a Formica table top
Q: I have a spill of polyurethane on a Formica table top that has been there for several months. Is there any way to remove spilled polyurethane? A: I would try an X-acto knife with a sharp blade and carefully slice it off. If you can get it down to…
Restain after applying polyurethane?
Q: Can you restain after you have used one application of polyurethane / Poloplaz? A: No. The stain won't penetrate through the finish into the wood.
We just started removing vinyl tiles from a gorgeous hard wood floor. The tiles were removed with a heat gun and a putty knife. The floor looks great underneath, but there is a film of adhesive on the floor and we don't know how to remove it. The adhesive is…