Re: Wood floor sanding and varnishing

Posted by brewster on 2017/8/12 14:29:45

MDM wrote:

brewster wrote:

So what are the pros using now?

Based on searching forums, it appears more are going to water based. If you want a dull or satin finish, water base may work out okay. If you want a semi-gloss or gloss.. water base just doesn't look as good.

I am going to do an experiment by adding the VOCs back in and see if I get my good old fashioned oil based poly back. Then positively ventilate the room for a couple months while the floors out gas.

I hate the way water based looks without stain, pale and cold. Getting a couple of prices now, they seemed to have no problems with the oil base. Should I ask for stain & water base instead? I'd be doing satin anyway, it's show wear less in a rental.

BTW, thanks for the heads up about the low VOC, I'm refinishing the kitchen table and got the high VOC spar finish by looking at the labels.

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