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Old 01-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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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.

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#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.

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#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?

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

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