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Old 02-21-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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So our daughter is getting married this summer, in our backyard. This, of course, means that my wife is in full panic mode to make our house look like the governor's mansion, even though it's an outdoor wedding. Part of said panic is the pressing need to make our upstairs hallway gorgeous because, as we all know, wedding guests will be spending a lot of time up there.

Anywhooo... It's a big old brick house, built in 1928. Narrow oak floors, wide oak woodwork, including open oak staircase.

In the upstairs hallway, all the door frames, trim, baseboard, etc. were painted. I'm stripping them the hard and thorough way, by dismantling, stripping & sanding, refinishing and reinstalling. 4 bedroom doors, 1 bathroom & 1 closet door. The floor was refinished by a previous owner, but I will sand and refinish it properly.

I'll be using "natural" stain, because I want to show as much of the beauty of the wood as possible.

Question: What brand & type of poly would you use to "finish" this project?

I've done lots of sanding & refinishing of floors & woodwork in rental & renovation houses, but obviously this one is special. I'm not looking for a "Behr sucks crap" type response, but honest talk about what you've used and really liked.


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Sikkens...cant go wrong with any of their products. They make products for wood....thats it.


Alkyd/Oil
http://www.nam.sikkens.com/product.c...egory=interior

Acrylic/Water Cleanup
http://www.nam.sikkens.com/product.c...egory=interior

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Sikkens is great stuff. Use the oil if you can, especially in high traffic areas.
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Awesome. Thanks guys! Good to see that there's a place here in Omaha that I can get the stuff - even though it's clear on the other end of the city.

I probably will use the oil-based stuff - at least on the floor - but will have to do it on a day when my wife is at work and I can open all the upstairs windows.
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Sikkens is a good product an I like there exterior stains. We have a floor refinishing division and we choose to use Dura Deal stains, sealer, and crystal clear poly on hardwood floors. It is a professional grade product that can be found at Sherwin Williams and also dura Seal online.
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Sikkens is a good product an I like there exterior stains. We have a floor refinishing division and we choose to use Dura Deal stains, sealer, and crystal clear poly on hardwood floors. It is a professional grade product that can be found at Sherwin Williams and also dura Seal online.
Yes for floors this is what you want...Sikkens is best for anything not being walked on. I must have missed that you were refinishing floors too. Now you'll need 2 different products. Oh well, one more stop

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