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Posted By JoeSomebody

Hey all, Sorry but I have another post going in...

Hey all,
Sorry but I have another post going in the finishings forum from earlier today about the streaking problem I'm having with a lacquer I am using. Not sure if they can be combined or not, but...
10-22-12, 07:32 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

I've been experimenting for a long time, so no...

I've been experimenting for a long time, so no reason not to try a little longer.

It's the stair treads I'm doing, not a floor per say, although I guess it would be the same.

So, do you think...
10-22-12, 07:16 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Thanks a lot for all your help I appreciate it. I...

Thanks a lot for all your help I appreciate it. I wasn't sure if it made a diff if I put an oil poly over a water lacquer, versus a water poly over a water lacquer.

I think I want to try an oil...
10-22-12, 07:03 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

I'm sorry, I missed your comment about scuff...

I'm sorry, I missed your comment about scuff sanding. So, you're saying (just so I am clear) that I should be able to scuff sand using a light sand paper (like I was doing between coats with the...
10-22-12, 06:58 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

I have no problem using an oil based instead of...

I have no problem using an oil based instead of water based, this is just what they gave me is all. I'm concerned now that to strip the lacquer and replace with a poly, wondering if I'm gonna have to...
10-22-12, 06:48 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Also, to remove the lacquer and apply a poly...

Also, to remove the lacquer and apply a poly instead, is it simply sanding down to the stain and probably restaining (doubt it's possible to remove all the lacquer without taking some of the stain...
10-22-12, 06:44 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

I got it from the same specialty shop that...

I got it from the same specialty shop that creates stains, finishes, etc. and was told that this stuff is professional grade (used on gym floors, for example) and that it is better. I have no idea if...
10-22-12, 04:45 AM
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Applying lacquer to staircase/problem with brush streaks/marks

Is there a better way to apply lacquer to a staircase (refinishing...not new, and stair treads are inside/assembled and not being removed) than with a sponge brush? In my experimenting, I am finding...
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Just spoke to the dealer, they seem fantastic and...

Just spoke to the dealer, they seem fantastic and know what they're talking about. In fact, they're going to check it out and see what may be happening.
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Just to update, I contacted Richilieu and...

Just to update, I contacted Richilieu and explained the story. Whether it's one coat, or 4 coats, and staying off them for weeks to let cure (there are some that have been coated for a month and last...
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Me either. It doesn't look like Mohawk is offered...

Me either. It doesn't look like Mohawk is offered here in Canada at least not at the big box hardware stores. Any other recommends on other oil base polys to try? I have a few steps I re-sanded so I...
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Posted By JoeSomebody

That is definitely the stuff I have...thoughts?

That is definitely the stuff I have...thoughts?
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Newbie to say the least, but I just realized the...

Newbie to say the least, but I just realized the finish I am using is a lacquer by Aquatec, not a polyurethane. I don't understand the difference, but I do notice that even on some steps that have...
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Posted By JoeSomebody

I think you hit the nail on the head. It dries in...

I think you hit the nail on the head. It dries in a few hours, but it doesn't mean it's hardened. Explains why my bannister feel much harder/stronger then if I touch my stair treads. I wonder how...
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Poly finish on stair treads scratches very easily

I purchased a jug of expensive water based polyurethane from Richilieu (about $125) that contractors generally would use (from bad experience I wanted to avoid the local do it yourself orange box...
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Posted By JoeSomebody

PS - if you right click and view the image, it...

PS - if you right click and view the image, it will open larger so you can see the text, etc.
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Posted By JoeSomebody

Question about my first laminate floor attempt

Looking for some expert opinions here. First, I may be making a big deal outta something that simply is not, but I'm curious to know how I did on my first laminate floor install in my home. It looks...
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