Accidentally pulled up a floor board on recently refinished floor.


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Old 02-09-20, 02:52 PM
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Accidentally pulled up a floor board on recently refinished floor.

One of the felt pads under the foot of the bed came off but left it's sticky film behind which essentially glued the foot of the bed to the floor- I didn't realize this and was trying to lift the foot of the bed to put the pad back under. I thought wow this bead is heavy- then on a really hard pull I heard crack/rip sound and was horrified to see the board under the foot lift up and bow. I dropped the bed back down and used some sharp heady side force instead of lifting and got the bed foot off of the spot I *think* without further damaging the floor. It looks like I will just need to rub some butane or other adhesive release to get the residue from the glue pad off the floor.

However I'm concerned that I broke apart the polyurethane between the boards in this spot, as well as that one nail that popped out when I put the bed back down. I tapped the nail back down carefully. Assuming the gunk cleans off ok, can I (should I) brush on some new polyurethane to seal it back up? Or is that a stupid idea?

 
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Old 02-09-20, 05:04 PM
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I would just clean it off and see what it looks like. Trying to do more may make it stand out.
 
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Old 02-09-20, 05:32 PM
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Use goof off or paint thinner first. Anything hotter might make the finish sticky. A little fresh poly wont hurt but you will likely see where you stopped and started to brush it. Be sure you get the right sheen of poly or it will stand out like a sore thumb.
 
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Old 02-09-20, 10:36 PM
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I got the goo off without a trace (smooth and clean/ not sticky at all).

All I know is "satin" polyurethane was used during the refinish... When I go looking for 'satin' finish polyurethane I see plenty from different brands and also I see them in water based vs oil based. I have no idea if we have water vs oil based to begin with. Does it matter?

 
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Oil base satin has a slightly higher sheen than water based. Oil base will adhere to itself [slight sanding first is best] but water based won't adhere well to oil poly unless it's well sanded. Waterbased poly goes on milky and doesn't change the look of the wood any other than give it a sheen. Oil base will deepen the colors in raw wood and ambers some as it ages.

I'd probably just wax it.
 
 

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