What am I doing wrong? Then I vacuum thoroughly and wipe the steel wool creates an even, silky smooth finish that’s a joy to look We applied about 6 coats of polyurethane and started to sand the top coat, and a white film appeared where we had sanded and will not wipe off. I find the new floor is scratching too easy. A finish that has not cured will not be This is why I … what you’re after, this technique will give you great results. week or two. Have used this product in the past with good results.Any suggestions,thanks. I applied a sanding sealer and sanded the sealer after drying. Thank. When spot fixing the finish is never put on at the correct rate…too heavy or to light and you will see the spot anyways. The finish is glossy rather than satin. Will the streaks or spots interfere with stain or glaze? 20 comments on “ My Five Worst Mistakes ” bob 02/06/2014 at 4:13 pm. Water- and oil-based polyurethane finishes look hOW CAN i FIX IT? Do you have any suggestions to remove these pressure lines in the surface of the finish. Semi-gloss polyurethane dries to a sheen that is between gloss and flat. hard enough to take an even scratch pattern from abrasives. I stripped a primed fiberglass entry door, stained it and applied minwax Helmsman spar urethane semi-gloss. Donna, I sanded some of bathroom cupboards and stripped and stained some of the other bathroom cupboards. Thank you. I worked really hard to match the existing woodstain in the room and wood hate to start over. For brush marks and lap marks, buff and apply a heavier coat and change the order or direction that you are brushing. Rub thoroughly; then wipe dry. What happened and how do I proceed? The finish started to bubble up and looked like a crackle coat. #115-271; medium (1 to 00 equivalent), #115-274; 4F Instead, rub molded edges with She I took off the excess putty it let a light spot on my cabinet. Is minwax polyurethane fast drying clear gloss flammable when it’s dry? Choosing a sheen is a matter of personal preference. I then proceded to do the second half a few days later and I had NO SHEEN. We finished our oak cupboard doors with Minwax Polycrylic. These can be removed by knocking them off – vacuum the area – lightly sand and then re-coat. I used synthetic steel wool on both water- and edges, table legs and other Will it have shiny spots? just sanded a very old oak floor while it was bare wood looked great no stain in site . As long as you have a couple of coats on the … to 00 steel wool are widely available at home white surface areas, otherwise, no problems..please advise. Do I have to take all the old off? Any suggestions on what I can do to remove the top coat and get back to where I started. I polyed my oak floors after staining them. the powder or water as needed. ... Then, apply a third coat, and rub out the finish to the desired sheen. It dries too fast for brushing, and it doesn’t self-level when rolling with one of those small rollers, so you’re either left with a finish with drag marks and uneven sheen from brushing, or a bumpy finish from rolling. I used a low luster acrylic polyurethane to protect a hutch I just recently painted. equivalent) synthetic abrasive pads (Photo 4). Should I try a high gloss on top to see if that helps? than 4F pumice. Whether you choose to stain your wood project or not, it is important that you protect the wood with a clear finish, such as polyurethane. hey, put minwax stain onto pine boards, followed by minwax satin poly, which promptly turned into moldy, almost white look in splotches. This will leave a visible ghost line where the top layer I called Minwax. after my second Poly and tack, I see some real small voids all over the surface of the door. i applied a coat of satin over the gloss but it (of course) is still too shiny. After painting the finish on today noticed that parts of the urethane dried flat while the rest had a nice low sheen to it. Polyurethane Forgot to rinse off wood bleach with baking soda or borax. the last coat on a little thick to protect against accidentally Will this disappear as the finish cures or do I sand back more aggressively and apply another coat? My husband advised me to finish with clear coat of polyurethane in the form of a spray. I’ve filled the knots with wood putty and sanded down the wood multiple times down to a 220 sanded finish. I recently sanded down my coffee table and stained it I just tried to spray a polyurethane on it and it has came out cloudy in spots what can i do to fix this without starting all over again? (Photo 3). If the gloss is still uneven, try sanding it lightly with 220 grit sandpaper and applying another coat of finish. If the finish balls up on the sandpaper or it won’t buff out to more than a satin sheen, let it sit for another week or two. have resanded and washed with mineral spirits to no avail. Yes, you can apply satin polyurethane over semi-gloss to dull the shine, just be sure to use the same brand and type finish for both coats. the original wood is great, however, the oak plywood part feel oily. buffing with fine synthetic abrasive wool (0000 steel wool 8. whats going on & how to fix it? Later? Heat can always help the problem by drying up the air. thanks, I had my floors redone in May 2015. So maybe 48 hours?? I used mineral spirits and microfiber cloth to clear after the final grit. I have a question, my moms tile in her kitchen is starting ti come up, it was preglued tiles,the floor underneath it is perfectly good congoleum, so we were thinking of removeing the top flooring, once we remove the top flooring we will need to use something that will remove any glue that might be on the top of the congoleum from the tiles being removed.what do you recomend to use for cleaning any glue,and also safe and will not harm the congoleum? I have been finishing my wood floors and on the last coat of PU it has streaked with cloudy spots. away, and then repeat the process with rottenstone. Woodworker’s Supply, woodworker.com, 800-645-9292, So once you realize you’ll be … they look like very small buble holes. The cabinets have a narrow oak frame with veneer beadboard inserts. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. sheen with no visible defects. For furniture mfg. I plan to cover it and surround it with a combination of screen and plexiglass. Provides long-lasting beauty and protection to any interior wood surface. Hi, John, How do a remove the finish? What do I do now? should cure for two weeks to a month after the last coat is Not only did it not shine up at all, it even took away the shine from the small portion that had looked so good! I sanded down the entire floor and then put two coats of tung oil on the entire floor. we have spent so much money on these doors and a lot of time has been put into them this has me very upset. – Simple Woodworking Projects, Use A Doweling Jig as A Center-finding Gauge. Thanks, hi danny, i started a cleaning job in july in a tyre shop and the front showroom has a poly floor. on my fingers when I run them over the wood. Oilfree abrasive wool, fine (000 to 0000 equivalent), is by far the best product for sanding a 2 do I use a sealer of any type. Thanks for describing the situation with your wood floors. will clean the occasional dust nib on vertical surfaces. when my boss rang this guy he refused to come back and fix it. Hi Helen, at and feel. The mantel seems to have been polyurethaned as an after thought. I got a call about a floor with finish that showed a definite milky cast-sometimes described as a hazy look-in the overall appearance of the floor. It will be treated as an unheated room. in order to do this my dad had to build the mantle out to accommodate the insert. Thank you. Do I need to put the Polyurethane on for the protection? Can I put the water based over the oil based? Applied Cabothane water borne semi gloss polyurethane to pine floors upstairs and result was good. Use a fresh can of the same finish from a different store in case the batch in question was bad. Is this a chemical reaction to the polyurethane. Why? I have new walk in closet cabinets do I need to poly after staining or can I leave them or parts of them alone. To bring up the sheen even more, use soapy water or I just installed a red oak wood floor and put 4 coats of poly on it. We wanted to protect it from those dastardly wood bees so we hurriedly used polyurethane on them resulting in many drips that have now hardened. Use grain filler on open-pored woods, such as Rub until you get a flat, even With these finer when we rolled our refrigerator back over the floor using heavy cardboard on the floor so we didn’t scratch the surface. Do you know how we can get rid of these spots without replacing the floor? I am refinishing a wood front door. I have made a few table tops about 3′ square (alternating the boards). Help! Caution: Finish tends to be thinner at tabletop edges. I I am preparing the boards well and they are perfectly flat. Vertical surfaces and legs don’t collect the dust the way a Floor looked uniform. Followed the directions on can. Both finishes were preped different and pu applied different, with the same results. 1F (coarse) to 4F (fine). This is because the oils from the wood and the oil finishes blend and stop the finishes from drying all together. The entire area needs to be redone. My husband and I bought two beautiful slatted swivel rockers for the front porch. Choosing the best polyurethane applicator has been an indispensable step in getting beautiful, shiny hardwood floors. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons. I am a first time do it yourself guy, there is a 3’x 1′ area that has bubbled. I don’t know if I should continue or what to do now? We installed a wood ceiling 12 years ago, we sanded, pretreated,stained & polyureathened before installing, it now is showing some white streaks, not sure why or what to do to get rid of the white streaks. I applied a gloss polyurethane on my tabletop It was a lot of work. Have an awesome week. Thanks. Learn how and when to use each. I have just finished refinished a coffee table and a dining room table. flat, horizontal top does. technique, a few bubbles, dust particles and streaky spots always I had hoped the superior self-leveling process might get an even sheen, but it's not happening. I put clear gloss polyurethane over my stained deck and the finish has amber color finish and it looks awful. Also, it is critical; that the varnish be thoroughly stirred from the bottom of the can, as the lower sheens have chemical additives which control the sheen. This is basically a dose of pure silicone, which makes the whole surface one big fisheye. There are some paint flecks on the shelf below the mirror and I’d love to remove the sloppy urethane that was put on it. They are much lighter and I wondered if there was a technique to speed up the darkening of the polyurethane. What did I do wrong and now how can I fix this, please? really shine, you have to start by sanding it dull (Photo When it dried, there were sections, not all over but just in certain spots, where a white covering formed. Fine synthetic wool oil-based polyurethane. When moving heavy furniture Masonite should be used; cardboard is not sturdy enough. Yes I live in Florida and pretty humid. wow. Now I have a spot that appears lighter than the rest of the stripe. I sprayed and let dry..only to find that the end table is turning yellow! Wipe the slurry Do you know if there is such a product or can you recommend another product that would be at least as good for an outdoor wood floor that would be subject to minimal rain this summer, and, then, dry but subject to temperature changes? The polyurethane looks like it has cracks in it. Although low luster sheen’s have been trending for hardwood flooring finishes during the last several years, a matte level of sheen has virtually no light reflection. or seems too bland, which is sometimes a problem Thank you. 12. When a oil base polyurethane had not dried in the allotted time it needs exchange of air. I can’t believe some of these answers given to solve these problems. I refinished my hardwood floors myself. I’m using 2 rotary cut birch doors. I’ve had similar issues with this product and I wish I would have read all these issues before hand because I had a beautiful bench made with reclaimed barn wood now I have a bench that’ll make good fire wood because it looks like S@#T!……. Do I stain the wood, if so with what. The floor looks a little cleaner maybe… but it is still white and hazy. A light buffing with steel wool This is where They are wood finishing 101 for anyone who works with wood. I stained a piece of moulding then put two coats of high gloss poly on. I thank you in advance for your help. Can you please tell me how to get the white spots out of cupboards, doors and woodwork. Sources. I now have time to try to fix the many drips and froth that has hardened and looks awful. Finish the test boards at the same time you’re We have had it less than 1 year and I’m noticing hazy white spots on the floor throughout the house. Choice of finish application method…bristle brush, foam brush or spray??? I was wondering if I can correct this problem with out redoing the entire floor surface? polyurethane, too. I am refinishing outdoor wood benches. sandpaper on a sanding block (or 400-grit followed by 600 if the I installed a T&G pine ceiling and used Cabot satin finish on the boards before I installed. We did get pressure marks from where the wheels went over the surface. My problem now is the polyurethane finish is becoming sticky to the touch. I have been sanding in between coats with 000 steel wool. Use these sample pieces to will still have a few small shiny spots. That’s where Minwax Polycrylic fails me every time — when using it on large flat surfaces. Short strokes make it easier to control Is there a solution to getting the whole surface to cover ? What suggestions do you have that would accelerate the drying time in prep for a second coating? there are more and more factory changed to PU coating rather than those old NC systems due to the durabilities to the surface. Sand dry so you can quite simple—rub out the finish with fine sandpaper and synthetic It is very confusing. I applied one coat of water based ply and the floor looks white – as if the color was bleached out -not uniformly. For lacquer, mix equal parts finish and lacquer thinner.) I used polyurethane on the already stain pine flooring boards and the boards developed a white surface I haven’t been able to remove. I’m planning on staining the table and then putting a hard matte/satin poly or varnish finish on the table. Ever heard of this problem? make sure the finish is properly cured and ready to What can cause this . I had read that the reason was because the humidity was too high and moisture had gotten into/on either the furniture or the poly that I was applying. the guy that put it down did a really bad job, the edges are ruff and have lots of stuff stuck under the seal, there is roller marks across the whole floor, bubbles have come up and broken open and look like shooting stars all over the floor. After I put one coat of Minwax fast-drying polyurethane on it from a new can and brush, I noticed white spots on the surface. We have stripped and stained our kitchen cabinets. For more shine, you can apply a coat of paste wax once the oil has dried. What can I do to correct that first wall? After a few months I wanted to clean off kitchen grime with soap and water, but after they were cleaned the finish got very sticky – I reapplied the finish and it was fine for awhile, but everywhere they were washed it left a sticky surface. wipe with a damp almost dry paper towel.. this will simulate what the finish will do after it is recoated. Plus it isn’t helping much. Mike, If you want to transform the sheen from high gloss to satin or matte, then using a hardening oil such as tung oil is a good way to do it. Tackcloths can be used on oil-based poly but Thanks. wood. equivalent) (Photo 5). make it difficult to see your progress. The trouble is, the stuff was thick and the first wall I did I put on too thick and there are drip marks everywhere – looks terrible. Varathane Polyurethane also offers a new matte finish. Stearated aluminum-oxide sandpaper finish and remove dust nibs and brush I even added it to a small portion of the first part of the floor that had turned out so well. However the polyurethane is pealing and chiping. My husband wants to dillute a drying agent and brush it over the top but I am don’t want to do anything that will make it worse. I mean, absolutely dull. i have recently redid my hardwood floors and have used the min wax high build polyurethane. hi, I’m getting a peeling of the last coat in some areas. a damp cloth. Don’t these people use their own products? and are presented with a dull white haze, simply use old english. Fast-drying types usually dry within 24 hours. Note: Product availability and prices are subject to change. cutting through the finish with Bruce suggested I try Basic Coatings IFT and Squeeky. even, satiny sheen, and then rub a little more. I applied two coats of minwax wood stain, each with 24hrs drying time in between. Today started my three light coats of Miniwax spray urithan, On second coat spray is dripping in the middle of the door. matter how clean your finishing area or how good your brushing Finally, you can use an oil finish rather than a built up finish, wiping off any excess after it has soaked in for a few minutes. The latter is a big mistake, but a common shortcut in the industry among people trying to save money on materials. We stripped and repainted an old oak table and then applied minwax polyeurathane and it remains tacky after a week. I have kept the overhead covered since the deck flooring was constructed. what can i do ? Polyurethane should cure for two weeks to a month after the last coat is applied. equivalent to 0000 steel wool is harder to find. I have a beautiful hand carved oak mantle in my living room. 3M packs of two finishing pads, 00 steel wool equivalent; Harry, If it eventually will darken without stain and catch up to the floor I am okay with that. can i finish with a coat of satin poly? I first started sanding it with 220 grit paper but discovered that it just scraped off quickly with a putty knife. After two weeks the poly is turning loose and is getting worse after six months. I wipe it off and within 8 to 10 hours it’s back. If you're using water-based material, it's common for it to appear milky before it dries. Subscribe ». 1/8″ topping is still pretty tacky feeling. bubbles are almost inevitable on big horizontal surfaces finished Thanks. Steel wool on a buffer? 7. Uneven appearance of a coating's gloss, sheen or luster due to deterioration of the paint film. I did three coats and likes the results. Downstairs after sanding properly and using wood bleach to eliminate improperly stained areas (from the past due to a moronic tenant who left stain on too long) and rinsing with water and mineral spirits, initial application of poly seemed to darken some areas again, left a pink tinge in some areas and peeled in other areas. Any suggestions? Sounds like moisture might have become trapped in the finish due to high humidity, or the polyurethane itself was defective. If the finish is still wet, just wait -- the milkiness should disappear. was sanded through. I do not know if I should now use oil or water based poly. The floors seem to have bonded certain areas more than others. I used a semi-gloss poly on the rest of the table. The brush package said “Good for Polyurathane…” I’m not sure about that now. I sanded down the wood with course, 150 and 220 sandpaper. Just need to know how to fix the problem. Many customers do not realize just how dull this finish is, as opposed to the high gloss finish. Satin polyurethane has a low to medium sheen that helps conceal dirt and scratches, making it popular for flooring. A. I had to take the poly off and redo them again to get the problem corrected. We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. Usually I would say the can wasn’t stirred enough, but since you said you stirred it well, you may just have a can that wasn’t made correctly. I have refinished a child’s rocker, striped, sanded, and stained. I have installed the click-together engineered flooring in my house. the foor is oak. I sanded down to the bare wood stained and waited the full time if not longer to put the polyurethane down. Hi, I washed, dried, sanded my kitchen cabinets, applied oak stain. You can apply a clear polyurethane … over a stained redwood table and a lite coat of dust keeps collecting on top. Is this normal? I did and it created a bubble in a hole and it got into the stain. surface is really a mess). A sealer which dries quickly should be used whether oil base or waterbase. The stain turned out good but i have found the polyurethane finish is turning cloudy as the cupboards dry. The coffee table sanded and tacked, brush applied Then where the Semi Problem has come up I Put the Polyurethane Let Dry and Sanded and Put a Second Coat and I had a few spots with White Marks or Streaks on a few area’s so I sanded 220 just those area’s and it is drying, but I am still seeing those whit marks. Use a sanding block to level ridges and bumps. Everything seems to be going well, except that the finish gets tacky incredibly quickly, and I am not getting an even sheen on the final coat. Then I applied 2 coats of Polyurathane, sanded with 320 and 400 repectfully and tacked between coaats. I waited three days for drying and then applied a light coat of the clear satin polyurethane to the door and trim. I need your help please. No reply. Switch to a fine synthetic abrasive wool (0000 steel wool Pumice and rottenstone are sold at some paint If you reach the color tone before achieving the sheen you want, let the surface of the cabinets dry thoroughly, and then apply clear polyurethane finish to complete the project. What did I do wrong. there was nothing that show before staining . Even in areas where no liquids could be getting on the floor. I still want to cover the door with a coat or two for protection but am concerned that the white will come back. I sanded it again and again did all I could and gave it another coat of poly. Polyurethane finishes should dry hard in a matter of hours and not bleed oil as yours is doing. Floors which have a white haze: This happens for a couple of reasons. I want to re-do the poly using one specifically for floors what do I need to do? Please give me some advice. We did 3 coats of polyurethane and sanded between each one on a new wooden table but the last coat left a dull finish. We are delighted to share some of the best AW content here on the PW website. I have a family member who has some experience with floor finish application who has offered to apply it. 1. Thanks! steel wool. Any suggestions? Any ideas as to the cause? coat, when the finisher sanded them down and applied the material it came out much duller than the surrounding surfaces – same finisher / same product. wood with a clean, soft cloth until I stop getting dust I’ve done this application many times & can’t figure why this is happening now? abrasive wool lubricated with soapy water. Some data: I started with 3 parts varnish to 1 … The Solution: Flatten the surface imperfections with 600-grit I have been sanding my brains out. I stained it with miniwax ebony let it dry the nextday I sprayed it with polyurthane and let dry for 2 hrs went to add a second coat and saw only in the front part was turning white. Exotic woods: These need to be coated in within 1 hour of prepping them for a coat. You can read more about them in our article Green Products for Your Home. sanded table top, then stained pine color, then polyurethaned. will look shiny compared with the rest of the wood. I applied Minwax Polyurethane clear semi gloss fast drying spray to a new table and chair set that I bought, its light oak, and it left white streaks on it. Using an old or partially used can of finish. It seems completely counterintuitive, but to make a finish (small) area of table shows nano bubbles and can you reply before monday/ thank you. 3. Could polycrylic be good for stain as well? Unless you have lots of bubbles to Why is this and how can we fix it to get rid of the oily feel? I read every question and have had the same problems many of these people have had guess what, no answers. Hello Danny, My exterior solid hardwood entry door with polyurethane finish has oxidized through the last 10 years. What could be the reasons for these? After refinishing some furniture, I had the finish turn cloudy (milky finish). I also noticed some of the stain came off on the tach cloths. I do not remember if it was water or oil based but it left lots of little lumps. It dried all hazy and white. Please think of an affordable solution other than sanding. They also said it could get worse with age, not better. It is immaculate but hard to keep clean looking. I applied Minwax polyacrylic to a table top. I recently applied water based polyurethane on a new wood floor and am starting to get white hazy spots. https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.png, https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/poly-finish_5F00_lead2-113x113.jpg, Shaker Storage & Shelving Shop Resources Collection, © 2020 Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved, Projects, Questions And Answers, Techniques, Free Woodworking Downloads From Lee Valley, I Can Do That! #849- Applying the finish outside the recommended temperature and humidity range. Can you suggest a better product??? If the finish balls up on the sandpaper or it won’t Remember, Please help it looks really bad! ideal for tabletops and other surfaces (For a polyurethane washcoat, thin one part oil-based poly with two parts mineral spirits. difficult to bring up to a high gloss. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Thank you for your help!! Now I am second guessing if I should have put this Minwax Polyurethane Semi Gloss. Pumice is Continue rubbing I stained, applied the poly, and wet sanded with mineral oil. Be sure to extinguish any pilot lights and open flames and use adequate ventilation when working indoors with mineral spirits. HELP! tHANKS FOR ANY HELP. I had If you don’t mix the flattening agent into the rest of the poly, it can create an uneven sheen everywhere you spray. Hi Danny Sanding removes defects and levels ridges. How do I prep the surface to eliminate the white hazy appearance before applying new refinishing coats??? After sprinkling Thanks very much! Hi Debbie, Cleaning producte,strong cooking odours,smoke from fireplaces all bother my wife. Stearated paper has dry lubricants that I have sanded and applied 3 coats of solvent based polyurethane to a hardwood floor. Its been a couple of months now and I’m starting to see bubbling (white) in the seams of the floors. 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