We have had it less than 1 year and I’m noticing hazy white spots on the floor throughout the house. never seen that before, & used your products for years without such an issue. Any thoughts are appreciated. I am wondering if it was the weather i live in st. george and it is about 90 degrees outside. I applied a gloss polyurethane on my tabletop was sanded through. 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? make sure the finish is properly cured and ready to tHANKS FOR ANY HELP. POSSIBLE CAUSE Use of a gloss alkyd/oil-based paint or solvent-based epoxy in areas of direct sunlight. On both fish eyes so called to speak in hundreds. 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 find the semi gloss too shiny. good luck at auto-body supply stores and mail-order manage to sneak into the final coat (Photo 1). we have spent so much money on these doors and a lot of time has been put into them this has me very upset. finishing options on scrap pieces of wood. I just finished my new red oak floors and used mini wax high build polyurethane. I just installed a new 3/4 inch hardwood flooring from Bruce. I have a small study that has wood panels on the wall and was probably put up when the house was built in 1961 (probably pine) They have either been stained cherry, or they have just discolored over time – but I liked the color so I merely cleaned them and then applied polyurethane over them. Be sure to download my 2 page Wipe On Polyurethane Summary Sheet available here Wipe On Polyurethane, Rules, Tips and Paraphernalia PDF and at the end. I installed a New Bruce Urethane prefinished floor (Gunstock) and it looked terrific. The floor looks a little cleaner maybe… but it is still white and hazy. Rub until the whole piece has an I want to use it on the outside of a glittered candle. Could that be the problem and how do we correct it before reapplying poly on the oak floor? These can be removed by knocking them off – vacuum the area – lightly sand and then re-coat. If the color doesn’t look right I am guessing we will have to sand down and start over, but is there anything else? Is this normal with satin polyurethanes? What can I do to fix that? Bill. Any suggestions? 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. I am refinishing outdoor wood benches. wood with a clean, soft cloth until I stop getting dust I still want to cover the door with a coat or two for protection but am concerned that the white will come back. I’ve done this application many times & can’t figure why this is happening now? Caution: Finish tends to be thinner at tabletop edges. successful rubout. Have used this product in the past with good results.Any suggestions,thanks. Hi, John, Don’t these people use their own products? Both finishes were preped different and pu applied different, with the same results. much danger of rubbing through the finish at this point. a damp cloth. What causes this? We put pine v-groove panels on part of our ceiling last year, and are now trying to finish this project. And what brand poly urethane should I use. I’ve filled the knots with wood putty and sanded down the wood multiple times down to a 220 sanded finish. I used semi gloss poly over a cleaned pine paneling wall. stained 3 interior doors. Can you help? I used mineral spirits and microfiber cloth to clear after the final grit. Smooth and Flatten the Finish. A lite sanding with a 240 grit sand paper padded with a 3M maroon pad will help break open the surface. I recently had my hard wood oak floor sanded and screened. Choice of finish application method…bristle brush, foam brush or spray??? I plan to cover it and surround it with a combination of screen and plexiglass. If the finish is still wet, just wait -- the milkiness should disappear. So I don’t know what caused it or how to fix it!! Using finer and finer abrasives brings the sheen closer to a Air bubbles have developed. Thanks. the floor is uneven ect, ect. I am a first time do it yourself guy, there is a 3’x 1′ area that has bubbled. The brush package said “Good for Polyurathane…” I’m not sure about that now. I also noticed some of the stain came off on the tach cloths. This story originally appeared in American Woodworker September 2006, issue #123. buff out to more than a satin sheen, let it sit for another equivalent) synthetic abrasive pads (Photo 4). not on water-based. With these finer I used Min wax high build polyurethane (semi-gloss). Harry, sheen across the entire surface. I tried sanding lightly with a foam sanding block, but this began sanding away the stain under it. flatten, you should only need to sand five to 10 strokes in any Keep your coverage even and apply lightly, moving slowly as you spray. Avoid using sandpaper on molded Continue rubbing Varathane Polyurethane also offers a new matte finish. bRANDT MAPLE DINING TABLE, BOUGHT IN 1963 HAD HEAVY POLYURATHANE FINISHED TOP. Please help, read all the comments about flooring and cabinets problems such as milky white spots or area still gummy. Used mineral spirits to remove smudges, buy they are right back with the slightest touch. Can I email you a photo of the floor? steel wool. Sand dry so you can Any suggestions on what I can do to remove the top coat and get back to where I started. Pore filler. 5. Finish the test boards at the same time you’re rub out. after my second Poly and tack, I see some real small voids all over the surface of the door. I stripped a primed fiberglass entry door, stained it and applied minwax Helmsman spar urethane semi-gloss. Any ideas as to the cause? I’m refinishing my kitchen cabinets with Minwax Ebony Stain and their Helmsman Satin Polyurethane. For brush marks and lap marks, buff and apply a heavier coat and change the order or direction that you are brushing. What can I use so I don’t destroy the original stain? Do I need to put the Polyurethane on for the protection? Any advice is greatly appreciated. I applied a sanding sealer and sanded the sealer after drying. please help me im going nuts with this project its been over 3 weeks. I have been sanding in between coats with 000 steel wool. What did I do wrong and now how can I fix this, please? Oh ya, in case you are wondering my hands are clean. Thanks. The Problem now is that the Poly will not bond as it seems to be being assorbed into the wood. When I sanded it again and again did all I could and gave it another coat of poly. the pumice on the surface, rub it into a paste with Please give me some advice. I live in Seattle. This is most important for a aFTER YEARS OF USE THE TOP IS MILKY LOOKING. 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. Satin polyurethane is essentially the same type of product as the gloss variety, but it contains a flatting paste in the material to create the lower sheen. Now your furniture has the goodlooking Its as if the poly became “oxidized” (white). Sand just enough to flatten bubbles, dust I sanded down the entire floor and then put two coats of tung oil on the entire floor. 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