My wife and I sanded and stained our hard wood floors, we stained with
a very dark mahogany colored stain and put on 2 coats, the floors are
nearly black with a hint or red, we applied 2 coats of water based
polyurethane and the floors looked great for about a month until we
used mop-n-glo to mop the floor, now the entire floor has cloudy
patches all over it, my wife said she tried some floor wax on a spot
but it didnt fix it.
Any thoughts on what I can do to fix the clouds?
I would wait several weeks and see what happens. Will probably fix itself
as the Mop and Glow wears off.
Or try a cleaner made for polyurethaned hardwood floors. Available at
supermarkets or Home Depot/Lowes. We use the one made by Bruce and it is a
Do not wax polyurethane floors.
I wouldnt use anything on a New finish except a damp mop, and even
years later why risk introducing a contaminent that may affect future
recoat bonding. Follow can instructions. Finishes take maybe 6 months
to fully cure some more some less. You dont know what chemical reactions
you are exposing your floor to.
One worry i have is youve put only 2 coats , below the minimum needed
to build a film or allow for wear or real sanding - screening. If this
product penetrated and contaminated the floor finish sanding to remove
the bad layer may go to wood ruining your total job as a floor with 2
coats is minimal in film thickness.. Floors should have a minimum 4
coats. 2 will also wear through to wood rapidly in normal wear.Talk to
the product mnfg for help, you realy may need a real pro so you dont
mess up the repair. Or you hopefully will get lucky and be directed to
an easy fix, like time will cure it. Or a simple recoat . good luck
What brand poly did you use?
It sounds like the water was absorbed into the finish. It should clear up with
Most commercial grade poly is able to be cleaned after one week max. If you
used a lesser grade, than it might take longer for the poly to cure.
I think there is more to it than that. I was warned in no uncertain
terms to not clean a Bonakemi Mega finish (by Bonakemi techs) with
anything but water or their floor cleaner. no mop 'n glo, no wax, no
solvents, no NUTTIN' else. I figure they know more about it than I do.
Tim CF wrote:
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