Removing Brush Strokes on Varnished Hardwood Floor

Old 06-28-04, 12:38 PM
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Removing Brush Strokes on Varnished Hardwood Floor

We just put on what we thought would be the final coat of oil based varnish on our oak parquet floor and I see many brush (or applicator) strokes in the finish. Is there a way to "hand rub" these out? Or should we lightly sand and apply another coat that has been thinned?
Old 06-28-04, 03:41 PM
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You can't really rub them out with a varnish/polyurethane.
Brush strokes showing in the final finish suggests the last coat was applied a bit too thin. Sanding lightly and applying another heavier coat of varnish should clear up the problem. It can be thinned with mineral spirits, but don't thin more than 20 or 25 % or you may still see some markings. Apply liberally and you should be okay whether you brush or use a lambs wool applicator.


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