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
Be sure to maintain a wet edge at all time. By doing this you'll avoid unwanted lap
- use a light applicator. Remove any loose wool
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
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. G
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