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Old 02-07-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
 
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Hey guys, whats up?.. I am finishing a 300 square foot southern yellow pine floor for the first time. Just a question for the table- Would you use a brush, lambs wool applicator, and/or both? I have not used the lambs wool before. I am thinking the size of the floor might not warent the lambs wool. I am also thinking about using minwax fast dry poly for floors. Any other suggestions? Thanks
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minwax...oh boy...don't think you'll get many compliments on that stuff in here

whatever you do...NO water based stuff on floors
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Also, gotta be careful when applying the poly(whatever type you use) cause you don't want to have any air bubbles. I would use a brush if it were my job.
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If you are going to apply poly, go with oil base.
I also recommend that you use lambs wool. it will help reduce air bubbles.
Do not shake the can, just stir with paint stick slowly.
If you can, have the home owner turn off the humidifier. Again, this will help reduce air bubbles.
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Minwax makes a good stain but the poly is very thin. I would use old masters oil based floor and trim varnish. cut the first coat with vmp naptha 10%. I have it on my kitchen floor it still looks good. MOPAINT
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I would use old masters oil based floor and trim varnish
I've never used old masters but I have always heard amazing things about it...maybe try it out
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I've only finished one floor , or many floors one job .... I used the last and last , I think it was .. Brushed the edges and lambs wool the rest ...

Had no problems what so ever... Floor looked great .... easy beans..... Was an oil based product ....
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Most floor guys here use Fabulon. Lambswool.
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Lambswool leaves a lot of hair behind, even if you use methods to remove loose hairs. For smaller floors we used a water base applicater. The concern is that the oil-base eats up the foam, but for smaller floors it is preferred because it does not shed hairs. Of all the times I used one, there was never an issue of the foam deteriorating. A smaller floor is finished quickly, and the foam doesn't have time to deteriorate. Just be careful not to skip, because applicator does not hold as much urethane as lambswool.

Have one person with a brush cutting in edges and keeping wet edges if necessary, and the other using the applicator.

Have used a lot of Zar oil base of different sheens, results are nice. First few coats with sand N' seal, and then last few coats with Ultra.
Regardless of what product and application you use, keeping a wet edge is key. No furniture should go on it for at least 7 days.
Remember to wear good masks, stuff is awful to breathe.

To avoid bubbles, stir, never shake. Also when applying, move at a steady pace, not too fast. Plopping, and fast moving create bubbles. Also, you can thin it down (with thinner) so that bubbles pop easier, but that may dull the sheen a tiny bit.
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Good tip on the water based applicator. I have had trouble with lambswool shedding as well. MOPAINT
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Same here. Use the paint applicator pads.

I've used the minwax quick dry with no problems. The quick dry is the key to getting a nice, smooth finish. Assuming you're talking about oil based.
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