DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

best hardwood floor finish for natural color

1652 Views 3 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  epson
like the title says, i want to find the best clear hardwood finish. Oil-based tends to yellow, and some water-based has a tint to it.

I have white oak floors.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

· Too Short? Cut it Again!
9,639 Posts
Anything you think of using is going to have some color to it, or the wood will react and change a bit. No finish on the planet is so inert it is perfectly clear. And the UV coatings would not work if they did not have a bit of something to them.

Do you have scraps? Buy quarts and play until you find the best match. Your best choice will probably be with the water-based polyurethanes. Try some of the new high tech nano silicone floor finishes if the $$$$ do not scare you.

You will stay clear of box store products and get real finishes from a paint supplier right? You might have to shop around for the silicon stuff.

· Registered
1,402 Posts
You can look into water based urethane which is a water borne urethane with a blend of synthetic resins, plasticizers and other film forming ingredients that produces a durable surface that is moisture resistant. These finishes are clear and non-yellowing and come in different sheen levels. They have a milder odor than oil modified finishes have and they dry in about two to three hours. One other thing water based urethanes are generally more expensive.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.