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 Post subject: New guy, refinishing over prefinished question
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:26 am 
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Hi,

Brief intro, I am the maintenance director at a summer camp, the time has come to refinish some hardwood floors around here. I have refinished some old oak in my house, but this is a significantly different and bigger project.

The floors I am doing are prefinished solid oak. We have LOTS of sand here and the floors get ABUSED by hundreds of filthy children regularly. The nice AO finish only lasts a few years here.

I have maybe 8000 sq. feet to redo this season.

Our main lodge was refinished by a contractor a few years ago, not very well, in my opinion, they barely screened the floor and the cheap minwax started to peel almost immediately.

There is ZERO chance that I am going to sand these floors to bare wood, while I know that is (maybe?) the "correct" way to proceed, it just isn't going to happen. So.

What finish can I put down over the AO prefinish that will actually stick?
How many coats should I aim for?
Is there a more "cost conscious" option, as I am on a very limited budget?

Thank you for any advice you can lend!!

Greg


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 Post subject: Re: New guy, refinishing over prefinished question
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:39 am 
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Follow the directions for Basic Coatings Tykote method finishing with Satin Streetshoe NXT. This is a good finish, put two coats where the finish has worn thin.
You won't need to buff or rough the floor up for adhesion.


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 Post subject: Re: New guy, refinishing over prefinished question
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Seems like a waste of money to try and cover something thats peeling.

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