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Old 05-17-2015, 09:37 AM   #1
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Has anyone done this technique? How does the cost and results compare to traditional drum sander + poly?
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I've never heard of that method (at least by that name) -could you explain the process?
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I have not purchased any of the expensive kits or chemicals.

I did go over about 500 square feet of still smooth wood which had a damaged water based poly finish using nothing but some parsons sudsy ammonia diluted with water water, a black stripping pad driven by a floor buffer. That was mopped up well and the floor rinsed twice with clean water. After drying well fresh poly was applied. The floors looked as good as the first time they were sanded and sealed.

One caution would be that you have to know what the previous finish was before proceeding.

I will defer my opinion to the flooring guys as theirs would be a more professional opinion.
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From what I am seeing there is only one company refinishing floors with that method and they don't sell anything so someone can DIY their floor themselves. Looks like with all the liquid they put on the wooden floor it could cause problems but it didn't seem too.

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Only way I would do that is if I was flipping a house for resale.
What it to hold up then sand and refinish.
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Only way I would do that is if I was flipping a house for resale.
What it to hold up then sand and refinish.
Why do you think it won't 'hold up'?
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Common since.
No finish is going to be able to bond to an old poly finish.
Want it to last do it right.
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Common since.
No finish is going to be able to bond to an old poly finish.
Want it to last do it right.
Passive floor restoration removes all the old poly finish chemically, instead of mechanically.
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