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Scratches on a new floor

Posted by Bruce M on January 1st, 1998 07:44 AM
In reply to wood floors by phil levine on December 31st, 1997 09:07 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Phil:
This was discussed here a couple of weeks ago....sorry you missed it. But I will summarize what I and others posted.......

Water based polyurethane is great because of its low odor and quick dry time....and depending on taste, its lighter finish. However, its cure time is much longer than oil based polyurethane. While curing, it is quite soft and easily scratched/marred. Animal claws, childs toys, chair feet....all used normally will probably mark the surface and it may take 30 to 60 days to cure to a hardness that will no longer scratch under normal use.

To take out the scratches in my new floor, I immediately rubbed the spot with 0000 steel wool and refinished just that area. Fortunately, my scratches were superficial and came out easily.

Best wishes

Bruce M

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