Polyurethane painted floor?

Old 01-13-07, 04:50 PM
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Polyurethane painted floor?

I live in a house 100+ years old. I painted the floors with standard porch and floor paint and they came out nice, but now, six years later, they are starting to chip. Would it be a good idea to put water based poly as a top coat when I repaint them? If so how many coats would be best?
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Water based coatings don't always adhere well to oil base paint. Oil base poly may slightly alter the color. Unless you intend to do a lot of sanding, I'd stick with the p&d enamel. The top coat is only as good as the paint [s] that it is applied to.

btw - 6 yrs is decent wear for floor paint, depending on traffic.

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