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finishing heartpine floors--best finish

Posted by jim pavlock on October 2nd, 2002 08:09 AM
In reply to no-regrets finish by Laurie on July 3rd, 2000 10:38 AM [Go to top of thread]

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i have a 150 year old townhouse in philadelphia with wide-plank heart pine floors throughout. 10 years ago, i sanded and finished the first two floors with polyurethane, but almost from the outset, scratches developed that can't be easily removed. i now want to renovate the 3rd floor and 2nd staircase. my dad used to be a woodworker, and used to use WATCO danish penetrating oil a lot. does anyone have experience using WATCO floor finish on heart pine? I've heard that it resists scratching better and it's easier to work with when trying to remove scatches.

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