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dvarga 08-04-2005 08:10 PM

to seal or not to seal, this is the question
In addition to my previous post, I have a question about sealing.

I have unfinished 3/4" red oak strips that I am about to sand. Before applying the oil polyurethane, I am wondering if it is necessary to apply a `sealer'.

I don't see the need for staining, just wonder if I need to seal or can get good results by going right to the polyurethane.

Also, should I apply 2 or 3 coats of polyurethane?

Thanks in advance for your advice.


jproffer 08-04-2005 08:24 PM

You should probably keep related posts together in one thread, it makes it easier to follow, but:

Poly will seal well enough for most applications.

Teetorbilt 08-07-2005 12:02 AM

Oak is a hardwood and, generally, precludes a sealer which are for used for gaining an even finish on softwoods.

I'm really getting tired of all of this poly stuff. Sorry for the outburst but I'm old school. A floor should age and get character, not look like new forever.

dvarga 08-07-2005 09:21 AM

seal or not to seal
`thanks guys....

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