Last weekend I sanded out and stained a 100+ year old straight grain Fir fl
oor in a room about 12 x 12. I have some water based satin poly to lay down
this weekend. Everything I read says use a pad. At Home Depot the best I c
ould find was a 7" wide pad with a holder than can be attached to a typical
roller pole. It has foam as a base like a typical foam brush which is cove
red by about 1\4" thick pad of a micro fiber type material.
Anyone have experience doing this? Does this sound like the right equipment
It says can be recoated in 2 hours but no more than 2 coats a day. I am fig
uring 2 coats on Saturday and another one or two on Sunday but I think I ne
ed to scuff it before the Sunday coats which I am not looking forward to. P
robably have to do that on my knees although I thought maybe using my drywa
ll pole sander if I can find a fine enough grit.
I've used similar but not on floors. Mine is covered with a material sort
of like plush?mohair/velvet...vertical fibers maybe 3/16 long, close
together but not densly so. It works well.
There are similar commercial devices that are much wider.
Yup, Fir is not a Hardwood. This is why I have "Hardwood" in quotes in the
heading because calling it a Hardwood floor is much easier than saying "I h
ave slats of straight grain Fir laid down on the floor of a house from wall
to wall butted against each other and nailed down then sanded flat.
Also, Hardwood is really about the type of tree, broadleaf vs conifer and u
sually denotes something about actual hardness but Southern White Pine is p
retty fricken hard (I am told) and I know Poplar is nearly as soft as Pine
but is indeed a hardwood.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:22:10 PM UTC-7, SonomaProducts.com wrote
wn this weekend. Everything I read says use a pad. At Home Depot the best I
could find was a 7" wide pad with a holder than can be attached to a typic
al roller pole. It has foam as a base like a typical foam brush which is co
vered by about 1\4" thick pad of a micro fiber type material.
need to scuff it before the Sunday coats which I am not looking forward to.
Probably have to do that on my knees although I thought maybe using my dry
wall pole sander if I can find a fine enough grit.
I used Rustoleum Pro Finisher water based polyurethane from Home Depot. Use
d the 7" wide micro fiber applicator screwed onto a pole. The applicator ha
d a little hinge to it so it made it real easy to use.
The finish was great top work with. No smell, I just washed it on and kind
of scrubbed it in then did a smooth pass to flatten and even it out. Stayed
totally open so you could rework for a few minutes in the same spot no pro
b. I had 2 1/2" wide flooring and did 6 slats at a time about a 3 foot sect
ion per dip in the pan. Did two coats of satin and it looks great.
No idea how durable but actually not too worried as it is a distressed look
anyway with 100+ years of "character" anyway.
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