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Old 06-12-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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Polyurethane will not completley harden in some spots


I completely resurfaced the hardwood floors of my efficiency apartment. I sanded down, took all the color off. Then I used minwax oil stain and stained the floors. 9 hours later I applied one coat of Minwax fast dry oil polyurathane on. 2 1/2 weeks later it dried in some spots, but in other spots I can force my finger nail in it and it will leave a slight indention. Basically, the top of it is hard but the bottom of it is soft. I wiped it down twice with paint thinner, which seemed to help because before there was this wierd oily feel on it. I also bought a dehumidified(I live in Austin, Texas) to try and fix this. I am freaking out and so upset. I'm living there now with my cat and I worry about my cat walking on it and eventually getting sick. Will it eventually dry/harden underneath in those spots completely? Or will it be like that forever?


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some stains and certain colors take a minimum 24 hrs dry time before top coat. whats the can say

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the stain i used said 8 hours to dry.
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well, in my horriable defeat i strongly urge anyone to stay away from minwax products....especially the fast dry polyurathene. go for a normal one with a normal dry time without any fast dry gimmics.
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