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 Post subject: Bruce Hardwood Floors. One are lost shine. What to do?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:33 pm 
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Bruce Hardwood Floors. One are lost shine. What to do?

Hello,
I have about 2 boards that are about 12 inches long that lost their entire shiny finish. I guess the 2 dogs must have liked that area. It does not need repair other than some poly coat.

I called the manufacturer who would not answer my questions nor offer any advice on the below I am hopeful you can assist me.

I have 2 questions assuming these are the correct to ask. I don't know...

1. Should I use a water or oil based poly urethane?

2. To me the floor looks glossy, I assume I should use a Gloss as opposed to a satin or semi? Once I lay down a something other than a Gloss I would have a problem if I needed a shinier finish. The manufacturer would not even tell me what "gloss sheen" was used.

That's about it
I thank you in advance
Sincerely
Peter[/url]


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Hardwood Floors. One are lost shine. What to do?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:25 am 
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Touching up a few planks is not that hard, but finding the right gloss level is the trick. The most successful long term fix would be to use a two part water-based finish, which is sold professionally and only comes in gallons where I purchase it. You can find a clear water-based acrylic poly-urethane at paint stores that will stick to a clean surface and not change the color over time that an oil-based poly will.
Tape off the planks, coat and then pull the tape before the finish has dried. If the coat os too shiny, you may find that rubbing it with a synthetic steel wool substitute can dull the surface some to match a satin finish, I recommend using a semi-gloos finish that you have stirred before using. Sometimes it will take two coats of finish to build up a dull surface.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Hardwood Floors. One are lost shine. What to do?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:31 am 
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Thank you


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