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Old 05-16-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hello
Im looking for some advice.
We have been working on a project for sometime and would like to finish it up. So far everything that I have done looks great, Id like to keep it that away . Im ready to move on to the last steps of this porch project. The floor has been done with an exterior acrylic latex primer and paint. I have purchased Minwax oil based polyurethane clear gloss for the final touch. Is this a good choice or should I have gone with something more durable. Im no expert but I would appreciate some education on this matter before I begin .
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What kind of floor?

Really I can't recommend using an exterior latex on a floor
And/Or then topping that with a poly

Usually it's best to use a floor paint, or floor poly

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Its wood and the exterior acrylic latex is specifically for exterior floors. Do you suggest I change the paint?
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Its wood and the exterior acrylic latex is specifically for exterior floors. Do you suggest I change the paint?
It's not an enamel? (latex enamel)
That's odd

Well if it says it's for floors...
Does it say anything about top coating with poly?


To be straight, with wood floors, if it's going to be painted, then I do latex (or oil) enamel
-over oil primer if bare wood

Or, if it's to be stained or (as in most cases) left natural, then it's a few coats of quick drying floor poly (oil)

The acrylic paint says it's for floors but is not meant to be a top-coat?
What's the product?
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Nope double checked it just to certain I was correct
It is McCloskey exterior acrylic latex paint / primer
Would you recommend a brand of poly for this particular project
Im some what confuse just a little bit anyways. Are you thinking I may have did this wrong? I hope not I would hate to have to start all over again. If I understand you correctly It should have been an oil based or enamel floor paint instead of the latex acrylic floor paint?

Basically what I have down at the present time is
the acrylic latex paint and primer all in one
Should I redo this before proceeding any further or do you think it would work out ok to go ahead with the project?

Thanks for your help I appreciate it
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Well if it says it's for floors...
Does it say anything about top coating with poly?
Have double checked that to and it says nothing about it
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I see
The paint didn't say it needed to be top-coated with poly, that was your idea
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Would you recommend a brand of poly for this particular project
Not to go over the latex paint no
I would not recommend poly

As for what I would use on a wood floor:
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To be straight, with wood floors, if it's going to be painted, then I do latex (or oil) enamel
-over oil primer if bare wood

Or, if it's to be stained or (as in most cases) left natural, then it's a few coats of quick drying floor poly (oil)
In that case I use Minwax oil-based floor poly

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Basically what I have down at the present time is
the acrylic latex paint and primer all in one
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Should I redo this before proceeding any further or do you think it would work out ok to go ahead with the project?
Well, I'm not familiar with Mclosky's all-in-one
I'm not fond of many step-saver products, as IMO usually they suffer in another area
But truly I can't speak for Mcloskey's
It may work well
I wouldn't recommend an acrylic, but if the product says it's for floors then maybe it will work OK

As recoating with enamel, or poly, would require removal of the present finish, I'd say leave the Mcloskey's on and see how it does

The labor is the same to remove the Mclosky's now, or in six months
Why not leave it be and see how it holds up?

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