I refinished my yellow pine dining room floor last year, and the chairs, baby, and general carelessness have taken their toll on the gloss. When I initially did it, I applied six coats of oil semi-gloss urethane and buffed with steel wool between every coat. Needless to say, there is a very thick coat down at the moment.
I would like to buff the floors with steel wool once more and apply another skim coat of urethane on it. The problem I have is that it's a high traffic area and I can't really block it off for the time it takes oil to fully dry. Because of this, I would like to use Varathane instead. It's water based and should dry much faster without the smell.
If I clean and scuff the surface properly, is there any reason why I shouldn't use a water finish over an oil one? Like I said, the oil's had a year to cure so I don't think that leaching will be an issue.
Thanks in advance, -Tim