What to do after my 4th coat of polyurethane?

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Old 02-02-08, 05:41 AM
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Question What to do after my 4th coat of polyurethane?

Ok guys I repaired a 80SQ Ft. Section of my living room. I went through all the steps, and finished applying my last coat of semi gloss polyurethane last night. I woke up this morning and its dry. Now the area that i fixed looks good, but when compared side by side to the other untouched parts of the living room and looks a little duller.

Now i did not do the whole living room, just a small portion. Of course standing over it looks the same as the rest, but at an angle in the light you can see the difference.

DO I NEED TO MAYBE BUFF THE AREA?

OR IS TRYING TO MATCH THE SAME FINISH IMPOSSIBLE?


ps: the ower before me did use semi gloss previously, i can see the empty cans in the closet.
 
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Old 02-02-08, 06:07 AM
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It is next to impossible to redo a portion of a room's floor and have it match perfectly. If you can only notice the difference when looking at if from an angle, especially if lighting makes a difference - that's probably as good as you can expect to get it.

The odds are if you put the furniture back, in a month or so you won't even notice the slight difference.
 
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Old 02-02-08, 06:12 AM
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thank you so much for that insight. I thought I did a horrible job. Alone the job came out nice, not one brush stoke, very even..I mixed 10% of mineral spirits.

But its just a tad duller at an angle...

I feel a lot better now...
 
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Old 02-02-08, 06:15 AM
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The only other recourse would have been to lightly sand the rest of the floor and recoat the entire room...... but it sounds like you should be fine as is


I forgot to mention you should let the poly dry/harden for 72 hrs before setting furniture on it or subjecting it to heavy traffic.
 

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Old 02-02-08, 06:30 AM
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Oh yea, I know...thank you very much
 
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