Q: I just refinished the wood floors in my 1920s house. I was told to keep the heat at 75 during to process, which is now over. I am in CT and outdoor temps are anywhere from 10-40 this time of year. I normally leave the house at 62 during the day when I am not home and bring it up to around 68 when I am. Humidity is reading inside at 16-24 depending on the day. It has been about 26 hours since the floors were finished. Should I still keep the temp up in the house? If so, for how long?
A: You needed the extra warmth to help the finish dry. But 60 to upper 60 is fine. Since the finish is dry, the curing or final hardening process is achieved simply due to exposure to fresh air.