Redoing floor

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Redoing floor

Post by Ruze81 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:00 am

Hi,
I just saw your video on redoing floors. I want to do my floors which are made out of Rosewood without a high shine. In your video your floors a day bright polyurethane shine, I was curious if I need to do anything different? Attached are pictures of the floor.
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Re: Redoing floor

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:26 am

The finish on the material has no bearing on how it is installed. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and have at it. 8-)
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Re: Redoing floor

Post by Shannon » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:14 pm

Not sure what you are asking but if its how to get more of a shine then you would have to use the finish with the appropriate shine that you want. What I used was a Minwax Polyurethane floor finish with a semi gloss finish (shine).
So you will need to sand the floor down to bare wood removing all the finish and apply the finish you want.
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Re: Redoing floor

Post by Ruze81 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:52 pm

Shannon
Thank you. I guess I was asking if it made a difference what or how much of a shine there was on the floor prior to your sanding. However, no matter the level of current shine I guess I would have to sand it down to the bare floor regardless.

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Re: Redoing floor

Post by Shannon » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:26 am

The shine left on floor generally would not determine if it need refinishing or not.
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Re: Redoing floor

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:34 am

It is the condition of the finish, not it's sheen, that determines when it should be refinished. When it becomes visibly worn through, it's time to refinish.

Personally, I've not had good luck with MinWax finishes, their stains are fantastic, their polys are far less than impressive. I've never been able to apply a Minwax poly without it loading up with bubbles, no matter how it's applied. McCloskies is a great one, it is very forgiving, easy to work with, and produces great results. While I've never used General (brand name) finishes, they come highly recommended by fellow tradesmen that I trust.
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Post by Shannon » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:48 pm

Interesting I have had Minwax bubble with initial application but the finial result shows none.
McCloskies has have never heard of. Not sure about General either?
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Re: Redoing floor

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:18 pm

McCloskey's is part of Valspar, which also has the Man-O-War brand. In looking them up, they don't seem to do polyurethane anymore, which is a shame, it was the best one I'd worked with back in the day. Following the links, Valspar owns a number of name brands.

General brand is one that regulars on TOH highly recommended. I have not used it personally, but I would trust the sources that recommended it.
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