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    New red oak floors installed over last 2 weeks. Stained with Minwax Dark walnut penetrating oil stain then 2 coats Masterline Satin oil based polyurethane. Secon coat poly applied this morning. Went to check on it this afternoon and found streaking in many places. Attaching pictures. Can anyone...
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    Pros and cons of putting hardwax oil on hardwood floors? please say if it is your own experience please or if you just read it? How durable, compared to poly oil based finish? Poll: Recommend Hardwax Oil Do Not Recommend
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    Hello, We recently purchased an old home that installed carpet over some hardwood floors in the living room. We removed the carpet, staples, and tack strips so far. Is there an easy/good way to treat the small holes left by the staples and tack strips? What is usually done to clean/treat...
  4. Flooring
    Hi fellow DIYers, Need some advice on my unique(maybe not so) situation. Most of areas of my new old home(1957) has 5/16" thick, "top-nailed" (NOT tongue and groove)red-oak flooring which is still good condition I decided add new 'unfinished flooring" on areas that had tile before, which i am...
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    Been doing a lot of research since it seems this type of job is fairly difficult and have a few questions. Background: 1,000 sq ft hardwood floor, 1 living room, 2 bedrooms, a hallway and a dining room. Base boards are removed. Floor looks even but has some nasty scratches. My handiness skill...
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    Hello. I recently had brazillian cherry floors put in my home. The contractor said he used an alcohol based poly named synteko..similar to a gymnasium floor finish. Anyway, the floor finish had many streaks and he said it was b/c the product "dried too quickly" for the hallway. We had the floors...
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