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Old 08-04-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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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.

Dave

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Old 08-04-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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to seal or not to seal, this is the question


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.

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to seal or not to seal, this is the question


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.
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