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Old 05-07-2019, 10:59 AM   #1
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I'm going to be doing a set of tread caps in the next few weeks and had SW color match the laminate flooring that goes up to the stair case. I had them use the water base since I plan on finishing them before install. What I didn't realize is that minwax doesn't recommend water based for floors.

From what I read, the recommendation against water based is due to drying times and large areas. Since I'll be doing treads 1 or 2 at a time, does that negate the issue?

I was planning on top coating with Bona mega. 1-2 coats prior, final after install.



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Old 05-07-2019, 02:37 PM   #2
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The waterbased poly's are a little faster, but a regular poly will look better and last longer.

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Save yourself a headache. DO TEST SAMPLES FIRST. Have customer approve, cut sample in half, and you both sign each. CYA
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This or get some Bona water based.

https://www.minwax.com/wood-products...ane-for-floors

https://www.bona.com/en-US/Bona-Prof...s-and-Sealers/

You can also use Zar Ultra Max.

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Bona is good stuff
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Save yourself a headache. DO TEST SAMPLES FIRST. Have customer approve, cut sample in half, and you both sign each. CYA
Already have their approval on the stain color and sheen (satin)

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This or get some Bona water based.

https://www.minwax.com/wood-products...ane-for-floors

https://www.bona.com/en-US/Bona-Prof...s-and-Sealers/

You can also use Zar Ultra Max.

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I was looking at the minwax when I was at SW.

For Bona i was planning on using Mega since it's not a 2 part and I'll only be going over roughly 60 sf times the number of coats

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Varathane Nano Defense Floor Finish seems like pretty good stuff. It is a water based product. I just finished a run of treads and risers with the stuff. It's a bit tricky to apply manually. I used a floor applicator AFTER removing the foam backing to keep from getting a lot of micro bubbles BUT I expect it sprays well. It absolutely can NOT be brushed on!!! It can be recoated 2 hours after application and can be walked on in 24 hours (So they say, I'm giving them 72 hrs).
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I've been using Bona Mega satin for awhile on stairs and it's been pretty easy to work with. Application with a brush and coming back in 5-10 mins to catch the drips has worked well.

I've been sticking with oil base stains though and I don't recall why that decision was made years ago. I do like the ability to 'even' out oil based colors, especially when trying to blend in something (new wood patch to old wood, front door to trim, etc).

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