Q: A friend of mine has a house that was built sometime in the 1940’s. She and her realtor are unsure as to whether or not her hardwood floors have a polyurethane finish. Is there a way that we can check?
A: It probably is wax. Put a few small spots of water on it and let it sit for 10 minutes. If it leaves a spot it is wax.
Using an oil based polyurethane over Zinsser finish
Q: We have 150 year old red oak floors with several coats of Zinsser Target clear epoxy based finish on them. We have been unable to find the same product and are thinking of using an oil based polyurethane over the existing finish. Will it stick and not bubble or…
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…
Oil based polyurethane finish looks "dimpled"
Q: We recently had our red oak floors refinished, using Min-wax Red Oak color, and we chose oil-based polyurethane. We contacted the refinishing company after the third coat of polyurethane was applied because we thought the semi-gloss sheen looked somewhat cloudy where the light hits it, but clear when standing…
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 borne overtop an oil finish?
I have hardwood floors that I plan on redoing. I plan on sanding and doing all that needs to be done. My question is, right now I assume that the finish is oil, is it OK if I now use water base?