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ink 11-11-2011 08:57 PM

Water-based poly - how to apply 2nd coat
 
I'm putting Minwax water-based poly on the floors tomorrow (just finished sanding them now). The mfctr instructions say to apply the coats at 2-3hr intervals, but then also say to not walk on them for 24hrs. So what's the deal? Should I put on some soft-bottomed shoes and just tread lightly?

Thanks!

sevenlol 11-11-2011 10:56 PM

i did my fathers's house twice in water based (10 years apart), and a few other houses with oil-based... and just did the 2nd and 3rd coat with either application in fresh clean socks, no marks were left.

no idea if that's what a profesional would do, but worked out fine for me.

ink 11-13-2011 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by sevenlol (Post 769119)
i did my fathers's house twice in water based (10 years apart), and a few other houses with oil-based... and just did the 2nd and 3rd coat with either application in fresh clean socks, no marks were left.

no idea if that's what a profesional would do, but worked out fine for me.

This worked great; thanks for the tip.


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