Q: I did a refinish and 3 coats of oil based polyurethane. I was wondering when I go to buff after the last coat 1) How long do I wait? and 2) Should I use a wax? What kind if so?
A: After the last, 3rd coat of oil based polyurethane you don’t buff again. You are finished. When the floor is dry you can carefully put furniture back in place. Don’t wax on top of polyurethane coatings.
What to expect from a simple buff and coat
I want my five units to be lightly buffed and recoated. The floors are very bad. I can not afford to replace them. How would the scratches look after screening and recoating with oil poly?
Do it yourself sanding or buff and coat?
My questions to you are: what should be used to fill the long gaps between boards(1/16" to 1/8") at most? And second, should we take the floor completely down by sanding, i.e. start over with the finish, or buff the floor with screen and buffing pads before re-coating?
Adding a coat of urethane
We are moving into a house where the wood floors were totally redone after the prior owners moved out. Our inspector suggested that because we have a dog and small children that an additional coat or two or urethane may be wise. How much can I expect to pay for…
DIY Buff and coat?
I recently moved into a home with hardwood floors, and although theyâ€™re in good shape they look as though they could use an extra layer of protection. Iâ€™m wondering if there is a DIY way to add a layer of protection, like polyurethane (or something better) that will still leave…
Do-It-Yourself Buff and Coat
If you can't afford a professional and you're set on a DIY solution to fixing wood floors that aren't in terrible shape, but could use a lift, here's a link to a tutorial from This Old House on How to Refinish Wood Floors. By "refinish" they're not referring to a…