Looking back in this groups, people say that oil-based poly will
eventually turn "gold" colored (on soft pine floor and trim), but
water based poly never. Can anyone tell me how long this might take?
Weeks? Years? Decades? Any tips on speeding up the process in any way,
or faking it (i.e., put down some kind of stain first)?
I need to finish up some repair work -- I removed a chimney, so I have
now filled in a 2'x2' hole in the floor, replaced misc trim pieces,
etc., with new wood. The existing floor and trim is very golden, worn
looking, and can not all be replaced just for the sake of these few
pieces. But water-based poly on a test piece of the pine I used in my
repairs results in a beautiful clear and light finish that looks
absolutely nothing like the worn, deep golden color of all the