Wood Floor Finishes Sealer
Whenever you're applying wood floor finishes, such as sealers be sure to read the manufactures instruction, and specs on the side of the container. Not, all finishes are made equally.
Always test a small area, to ensure that your getting the right color and to see if the finish reacts in a bad manner with the surface being coated on.
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are one of the easiest wood floor finishes to apply. Use a lambs wool applicator and a brush that's specified for oil paints only.
It's important to use only oil paint applicator, to reduce puddling, to provide proper coverage, and to allow the wood floor finishes to level itself properly. This will reduce unwanted brush marks.
: 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.
- 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. 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 sealers, be sure to apply the proper coverage, so that the finish levels properly.
Be sure to maintain a wet edge at all time. By doing this you'll avoid unwanted lap marks.
- use a light applicator. Remove any loose wool
from the applicator. You can use a vacuum to do this. Avoid pulling on the wool. This can create more loose wool.
Pour your Sealer into a 5 gallon pail. Attach the applicator to a mop handle. Soak the applicator with sealer. 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 put an even quantity of floor finish across the surface.
: If dealing with cold climate conditions. Maintain room temperature at 65 degrees. If the wood floor finish does not dry to touch over night or within a 1-2 hr period. Adjust the temperature higher, usually 70-72 degrees is more than enough.
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 wood floor finishes.
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.
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 wood floor finishes. Allow to dry overnight.
Apply a coat of sealer to help protect your wood floor. When your choosing a wood floor finishes
, invest in a high quality finish. This will save you money, from having to refinish your wood floors to often.
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