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  1. Flooring
    How do I expedite drying time after reapplying water based polyurethane as I want to make sure it's adequately dry before applying the 2nd coat? How do I remove polyurethane that stuck to the floor without damaging it? It's a laminate floor that I dont want to damage with sandpaper.
  2. Flooring
    Can I screen and refinish a floading hard wood floor (tongue and groove)? Or will my water based polyurethane finish "glue" the floor planks together when it gets into the seams (for example, let's say 5-6 are "glued" at the seams by the poly finish and the 7th being the weakest link breaks off...
  3. Flooring
    Hello, I was sealing my concrete floor with water based poly. I was going to apply 3 coats, but after 2 coat I decided to clean the floor with lukewarm water as there was some dirt on the floor. After I applied water, I saw that there were some dark water spots around cracks and small holes...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I was sealing my concrete floor with water based poly. I was going to apply 3 coats, but after 2 coat I decided to clean the floor with lukewarm water as there was some dirt on the floor. After I applied water, I saw that there were some dark water spots around cracks and small holes...
  5. Painting
    I have new windows in most of my house and all have new pinewood trim with deep window casings and ledges. Also new pine doors with 5/4 trim and headers which have lots of beautiful knots. Since I'm renovating to sell I don't want to stain all this, I feel buyers will be more attracted to lots...
  6. 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...
  7. Painting
    I have a wood bar outside made of pressure-treated wood that has sat for a couple of months. We want the bar to have a slick surface like an indoor bar where you slide your beer across the top as we have a party in a couple of months where the bar will be used. My intent was to apply a Fix All...
  8. Painting
    Hello, I didn't see a forum category that matched my question exactly, so I went with "painting" since I'm applying a finish to my walls. I have just finished installing knotty pine ship-lap to the walls of a cabin I am renovating. My plan is to stain the wood and then apply polyurethane...
  9. Painting
    I have painted a couple of doors in perma white paint. Dont bother asking me why.. I was in the store and no one was around to ask and it looked good to me. I since returned and was told i should top it with polyurethane. A section i did this too started to yellow. Should I use something else...
  10. Painting
    hello! I have recently hand painted some signs for a business. They will be outside and exposed to all elements. The paint is an exterior latex, on top of that I used an oil-based exterior polyurethane. I now hear this might be a problem - that the paint might peel. If so, what is the best way...
  11. Painting
    This is my first post to this site as I just became a member only moments ago. Thank you for taking the time to read this (in advance). I recently moved in with my fiance who happens to be the owner of a 103 yr old home. We all know that many men do not properly upkeep the interiors of their...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I tried searching around the site but didn't find anything on this, this is my first post though, so I hope it's not a repeat question. Has anyone used any of the epoxy or polyurethane crack repair kits? I have a nice size crack in my poured concrete foundation that leaks water on occasion...
  13. Painting
    We are in the middle of a remodel and are going with knotty pine T&G under the vaulted eaves for the front porch. The fir glulams are also visible. Do we try to match the two types of wood or attempt to contrast? The fir has some darker (heartwood?) spots, so matching may be difficult. Also...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone! I am renovating a 100 year old frame house. The old wood siding I have been replacing with osb sheathing until I can afford siding. The old wood was so full or holes, rot, and splits it could not be saved. The windows were major issues. The problem I am having seems to be with...
  15. Building & Construction
    I was doing well sealing the joints around my cellar door when the back of the sealant tube blew out and dumped sealant on the patio. Using water to clean it up seemed to make it worse. I dabbed up as much liquid sealant as I could. I was wondering what is the best way to get the rest cleaned...
  16. Painting
    I have ugly blue formica countertops but cannot aford to replace them. I would love to have stone countertops. My question is, can I paint them with a stone effect paint and then polyurethane over it to give me a smooth durable surface to work on that is food safe? I love to cook and so so...
  17. Flooring
    I've searched around and could not find this addressed anywhere else. To be honest, I'm not even sure if this is the right place to post this. If not, please feel free to move as needed. Here is my situation. I just finished replacing all the pine treads and press-board risers on my...
  18. Building & Construction
    I was searching for an easy to install option for stone siding as a feature for the outside of my house. I found a few options (Genstone, Nextstone, and some other terrible ones), and actually bought and started installing some called Nexstone that I saw at a Home Hardware. Then I found one...
  19. 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...
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