applying polyurethane


Old 09-10-02, 11:08 AM
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applying polyurethane

what is the best way to apply polyurethane to a wood (pine) floor?

do I just dump it, and spread it with a roller? or, do I put it in a roller tray and apply it like paint?

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Old 09-10-02, 12:23 PM
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First read and follow the directions on the label.

I would think you would apply like paint using a roller cover made for applying the poly. (I have always brushed it)

Just dumping and spreading would be difficult to get an even coat, plus the product would be better if you apply multiple thin coats rather than 1 thick coat.
Old 09-17-02, 02:17 PM
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Oil based Poly ?

As one who does many floors this is what i would do...

I have rolled and i have brushed, i have tried rags and everything else.
What works best is terry cloth wrap on a WIDE sponge mop. Very thin coats, very even, smooth strokes. Make your final stroke pulling towards you.

I have made my own toold but have found this method to work best.

I have seen awful brush marks in floors. I have seen bubbles from rollers.

Terry cloth when fully saturated leaves a clean smooth surface. The length of the handle allows you to go the length of the floor and stay out of your own way.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Best of Luck
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