I've got an old house with soft pine floors that I'd like to refinish,
but I'd like to use something as non-toxic to the environment as
possible. I'm hoping to find something that doesn't give off VOC's
when drying, etc.
I'm experimenting with Tried and True's Danish Oil (a polymerized pure
linseed oil) on one section of floor, and find that it gets light
spots, perhaps where water has inadvertently been spilled on it? It
also gets black marks (from shoes) easily, which then don't seem to
want to come off.
I tried rubbing a hard past wax (Bioshield Floor and Furniture Hardwax
#32) onto the dried Danish Oil finish, and find that gets light spots
I'm thinking now of switching to a water-based polyurethane, like
Varathane Diamond Finish, but I have an aversion to plastic stuff.
Any ideas? Thank you!