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Old 04-04-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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I just finished using a oil based minwax stain on my floor. How long do i need to let it cure and do i need to do anything before i apply the water based poly finish.
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Follow directions, usually 24-48 hrs is good. Vacuum and wipe with a tack rag to get up dust and stuff.
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I just finished using a oil based minwax stain on my floor. How long do i need to let it cure and do i need to do anything before i apply the water based poly finish.

As long as you applied the stain and wiped off the excess you can coat the next day. I use Bona Kemi Bonaseal as a bonding agent between the oil based stain and my first coat of final finish. For a final finish I use Bona Kemi Mega. You want at least two coats of Mega and as long as you apply within 48 hours there is no need to sand. I will apply the first two coats of Mega then wait for at least a week then lightly sand it with a Maroon scotchbrite pad, vacuum, tack with a water dampened rag and apply the last coat of Mega.
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So what should I do if I applied the stain and didn't wipe very much of it off because I liked the color? We did this on Sunday and 4 days later, it's still sticky. Any suggestions?
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Oil & water don't mix. It could actually take days for the oil base stain to dry well enough to apply waterborne finish & get it to adhear. Why not use an oil based poly?
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I second the last post. I don't know why you are applying a water base over an oil base. You may have problems with the water base adhering. Don't the directions on the can say not to do this?
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I second the last post. I don't know why you are applying a water base over an oil base. You may have problems with the water base adhering. Don't the directions on the can say not to do this?

I make my living installing & refinishing sand on site wood floors. I've refinished some floors using waterborne, but it's been years. Now, I'm purley an oil based finish man.
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It's hard to beat an oil based finish on a floor. Most people don't like the fumes or the time it takes to dry but it is worth it. The water based finishes are getting better though.
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