Moisture Cure finish
Applying Wood Finish
Moisture cure wood floor finish - Moisture cure finish is an easy to
moderate wood floor finishes to apply, with very strong fumes, so speed is
important. Use a mop applicator specified for moisture cure only and a brush
that's specified for oil paints only. Purchase a set for each coat. 3 coats will require
3 sets of applicators. Remove any loose fibers and hairs.
It's important to have proper ventilation when using moisture cure wood floor finish.
Use only oil paint applicator, to reduce puddling, to provide proper coverage, and to
allow wood finish to level itself properly. This will reduce unwanted brush
: Have a helper coat the edges while you coat the main body of the wood
flooring. This will result in less time spent with inhaling in fumes and help prevent
brush marks, lap marks, ridges, and flashing
- Start by cutting in the edges, with your brush, use a 3" or
4" brush, remove loose brush bristles before using.
Carefully, coat the floor, avoid
getting any oil on other surfaces. If, you accidentally do, you can use mineral spirit to
clean it up, during your application process. When, coating the edges, you should brush
across the grain, then complete your final brush strokes with the grain. Remember to
check for puddles, splashes, or drips. When applying moisture cure wood floor finish, be
sure to apply the proper coverage, so that the finish levels properly. Always, keep a wet
If, you apply to thin of a coat, It will set-up very fast, it can look dry, and may
not level properly, leaving unwanted brush marks. Too heavy of a coat, the finish can be
to shiny in that particular spot, and a puddle can occur. Plus you'll cause splashing
with the brush as your pushing the finish around.
Be sure to maintain a wet edge at all time. By doing this you'll avoid unwanted lap
- use a light applicator with a thin nap. Remove any loose
from the applicator. You can use a vacuum to do this. Avoid pulling on the wool.
This can create more loose fiber.
Pour your moisture cure wood floor finish into a 5 gallon pail, you can also pour a line
or puddle directly to the floor. Attach the applicator to a mop handle. Soak the
applicator with mooisture cure. Start from furthest away from exit. Working in a 5'x 5'
area or smaller, apply a 12 inch x 5 foot puddle in front of you. Pre-coat the
wood-flooring, mopping from the starting puddle to the coated edge. Apply downward
pressure while your mopping. Avoid applying pressure to the middle of the mop handle,
this can cause it to break. Overlap your passes.
It's important that you pre-coat your floor, using one forward and back pass. While,
making sure the wood flooring is completely coated. This will help you apply an even
quantity of moisture cure finish across the surface.
Once you've completed the pre-coat step. You want to do a light finish pass, using the
same procedure, but with less pressure. We apply pressure to the mop head to squeeze
out the moisture cure finish.
On our final pass, we must apply less to zero pressure
towards the mop head. Allow the applicator to float across the surface. While doing this
check, for splashes, unevenness, and missed spots, coat if necessary.
For a more detail description on brushing techniques visit our Oil base polyurethane finish
: If dealing with cold climate conditions. Maintain room temperature at 65
degrees. If the moisture cure wood floor finish does not dry to touch over night or
within a 12-16hr period. Adjust the temperature higher, usually 70-72 degrees is more
than enough. Any higher, you can end up with brush marks in your wood finish.
Repeat both process for edging and mop applicator. Work towards the exit area. Open any
windows necessary to allow unwanted fumes out, during the process of applying your
moisture cure wood floor finishes. Allow to dry overnight.
: To confirm that your moisture cure finish is hard enough, firmly
press your finger nail into the wood finish. If, it leaves a mark, then your moisture
cure finish is still soft. Allow it more time for drying. If, you have exceeded the
recommended dry time, scratch test the surface with your finger nail. No marks means the
wood finish is durable enough to abrade.
Buff or screen
- wood flooring using a combination of white cleaning pad, maroon
pad with 220 sanding strips. Screen floor then, clean and tack surface. Then apply the
next coat. Repeat this process until you've applied 3 coats of moisture cure finish.
Moisture cure finish is a tough, high quality finish with a very good reputation. When
you choose this wood floor finish, your floors will last a very long time. Finish too
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