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  1. Polyurethane Streaks

    Flooring
    We have brand new engineered hardwood floors that scratch VERY easily. Four days ago, I put on 2 coats of Minwax Super Fast-Drying Polyurethane for Floors with a satin finish using a lamb’s wool applicator. I allowed 7 hours of dry time after the first coat at 72 degrees, and 48 hours for the...
  2. Chalk Paint Table

    Project Showcase
    Also very excited about how this chalk paint table worked out, but i had some trouble with the stain. Used a stain/poly mix and don't think that was the best idea. Any thoughts?
  3. Water-based poly - how to apply 2nd coat

    Flooring
    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...
  4. Minwax Polyurethane for Floors

    Flooring
    I have sanded and stained (with Minwax stain) my hardwood floors and got Minwax's "Super Fast Drying Polyurethane for Floors". Has anyone used it? Is it better than regular polyurethane? How about the water based product. We couldn't find it at Lowes or Home Depot but if it is significantly...
  5. Chalky/white look to newly stained pine doors

    Carpentry
    Hi, we recently bought some new pine doors (no previous paint or stain) that we are in the process of staining. We lightly sanded the doors before we began staining and wiped them clean with a tack cloth. We stained 3 coats with minwax using a brush two times and a 100% cotton cloth the last...
  6. Should I switch from Minwax?

    Carpentry
    I'm starting to get into woodworking and refinishing things. I've heard that professionals don't like Minwax stains and I'm wondering why and what brands people recommend for fine woodworking. Should I make a switch?
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