My brother and I just restored the hardwood floor in a home I recently
bought. Stripped old finish to wood, proper sanding, applied three
coats of Minwax Super-Fast Drying Gloss polyurethane. Let each coat sit
for 24 hours, lightly sanded using electric hand sander with 220-grit
between each coat, vacuumed & tacked floor properly after each light
Problem: After applying a third and final coat, and letting it sit for
24 hours, we discovered some small, irregularly shaped patches (largest
maybe 6-inches x 3-inches) in a few places (maybe 5 or 6 spots) that we
apparently missed when putting down the final coat (final coat was
applied two days ago, and floors have been left alone since). What is
the proper way to deal with these spots? Can they be touched up? Should
they be left as-is? Should an additional coat be applied to the entire
Of course, even if we apply another coat (which we *really*
to do), we could very well end up with the same problem. If another
coat is advisable, any tips on how to best avoid patches like this in
the future? We were using 500-watt halogen worklights, and felt that we
had adequate lighting for the job, but we didn't notice the missed
patches despite the lighting.
A lesser concern: we also have noticed a section of floor where the
polyurthane looks especially thick, as though it pooled a bit, and now
has a slightly raised, wavy edge (about 12"-18" in length). The area
where it is located will likely be covered by an area rug, so I'm not
too concerned, but, for posterity's sake, I'd like to know how to deal
with it, in case I choose to do so.
Just trying to get some advice on how to proceed.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.