Abrasion... how much is enough or too little.

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Old 02-18-08, 08:36 AM
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Abrasion... how much is enough or too little.

I'm doing this by hand as both the places that rent buffers near me don't have any available until late in the week. I'm doing 2 floors. Floor # 1 is pine that has been stained with Bona Quick-Dry with 2 coats of Bona Mega and a final coat of Bona Traffic. I'm abrading with 120 grit screens until the surface was thoughly scuffed and white powder is everywhere. I think I might have even over abraded a bit frankly. The 2nd floor is white oak which got Duraseal and also gets 2 coats of Mega and a final coat of Traffic. I'm sanding this with 120 grit screen as well but the finish seemed much harder generally and I had a harder time of it. Both floors, when looking at it from an angle with an overhead light showed the scuffing but it's somewhat uneven.... thoroughly dulled in spots and still a touch glossy in other spots. They all got the screen, I made sure every square inch of floor met the screen but having never done this before and being very wary of adhesion issues I need to know what the goal is. Is it just a basic scuffing and scoring. Or do I really need to dig in hard and heavy and get off a good percentage of the previous coat? I spent 7 hours screening 1200sq ft of floor and just about collapsed afterwards but I'm committed to doing this right.

I'm actually just finished with the Mega coats and am going to do the Traffic coats probably on Tuesday or Wednesday. So it might be too late in any case but confidence going into the final coat would be helpful.

Thanks in advance! - Philip
 
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Old 02-19-08, 07:27 AM
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Anybody? Going to be hitting this tonight so if anybody's got some insight, today'd be the day. Thanks in advace - Philip
 
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