what type of poly for oak stairs

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Old 01-17-08, 08:47 AM
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what type of poly for oak stairs

We installed oak stairs in our home and used just a general poly. We are now seeing that some shoe marks wont come off. What we are wondering is should we have used a poly finish that they sell for wood floors? We wanted a natural look so we did not stain, we just used poly. ANy thoughts or suggestions?
 
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It's not the poly, it's the shoes. 'Shoe marks' are scuffs. The black marks or rubber marks can usually be easily removed with an eraser. A little baking soda and water paste is effective as a mild abrasive. Acetone can be used on poly without ill effects.

One of the worst enemies to poly finish is grit that gets tracked in on shoes. Grit will scratch and wear away poly finish. Sandpaper is made from grit. Place mats inside and outside doors to collect grit. Place runners and rugs in high traffic areas. Vacuum high traffic areas frequently with brush attachment (no beater bars) or use untreated dust mop to collect grit.
 
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