Q: I have dark Brazilian Cherry wood floors. It appears, in a few places, that the vacuum cleaner blade got hot and melted off the finish of the floor. It’s a line about 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. My floor is a matte finish, but where these lines are it’s now shiny.
A: First, try wiping it down with some polyurethane cleaner or perhaps mineral spirits. If the mark is still there you should be able to remove the sheen by rubbing the spot with 000 steel wool.
(Hot/humid summer) air bubbles in finish
Q: We had our floors sanded and poly'd. After 2 coats we had air bubbles in finish. The company came back, buffed and reapplied the poly. Now we have even more air bubbles than previously. Why has this occurred? Should we have someone else come to fix it? Is this…
Flashing/streaking in finish
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?
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.…
Finish peels off
I am looking at refinishing a oak hardwood floor that has had a product called gymnasium 401 on it. I am wondering how I remove it without damaging the stain under it? What would I use to refinish it after? There are a few spots where the finish has peeled…
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?
Textured finish for stairs
Our stairs are made of 4X10in rough cut pine planed and sanded. Is there a textured finish I can apply to cut down on being too slippery?