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dpreznik 01-01-2012 02:06 PM

Is sanding between layers necessary?
 
Dear experts,

I am renewing an old stairway. I just put the first layer of clear water-based polycrylic. My question is, do I really have to sand it with fine sandpaper between layers? Because I am not sure even how to do it without special machinery.

Thanks in advance,
Dmitriy

joecaption 01-01-2012 02:21 PM

#1 your using totaly the wrong product for floors.

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/...FQjd4AodV3fkmg
#2 Any polys going to need to be lightly sanded between coats so you need to go buy a sander and plenty of sand paper. A Black & Decker Mouse sander would work best and not cost much.
Any poly for floors will say right on the can on big letters For floors.

dpreznik 01-01-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 809246)
#1 your using totaly the wrong product for floors.

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/...FQjd4AodV3fkmg

Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately, I asked at Lowe's for water-based polyurethane, not mentioning that I was going to apply it to stairs.
Now what can I do about the layer I have already applied?

Thanks,
Dmitriy

Tom Struble 01-01-2012 03:54 PM

sand:wink:

joecaption 01-01-2012 04:00 PM

Sand it all off.

dpreznik 01-01-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 809246)
A Black & Decker Mouse sander would work best and not cost much.

Is this the one?
http://www.lowes.com/pd_326060-70-MS...d=10151&rpp=24

joecaption 01-01-2012 06:03 PM

Yes, Home Depot, and even Wall-Mart sells them.
The paper loads up fast so buy plenty of extra.

dpreznik 01-01-2012 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 809332)
Sand it all off.

My I ask one more question? Can I leave the Polycrylic on the vertical boards and only sand it off from the treads?

DangerMouse 01-02-2012 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpreznik (Post 809503)
My I ask one more question? Can I leave the Polycrylic on the vertical boards and only sand it off from the treads?

I don't see a problem with that. You only need the walking surfaces to be heavy duty.

DM


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