I've got one or two thousand square feet of hardwood walls. Not panel
sheets, but T&G hardwood, mostly ash. It is ~50 years old & the
original finish was slopped on with a mop. The finishers did the
upper half of the walls, then came back & did the lower half --- with
a nasty overlap, drips, etc. Wear & tear over the decades has left it
worse for wear.
The old finish sands off easily, but since it is in an occupied house,
the use of solvent based finishes for refinishing is out. Because
it's all vertical work, I'd much prefer a wipe-on finish.
Any experiences, recommendations or pointers towards manufacturers of
water based, wipe-on finishes, available by the gallon? Any thoughts
on using water based, gallon packaged finishes meant for floors or for
spraying, but wiping it on vertical surfaces?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.