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Old January 28th 04, 02:18 PM
willem
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We need to refinish the hardwood floors. The sanding has been done. I
am wondering about using wax instead of polyurethane for the
following reasons.
One can redo a high traffic area and other problematic areas easily by
applying wax and buffing instead of redoing the whole floor with
polyurethane. It seems that it will require more regular maintaince
with wax, but it is less disruptive than getting all the furniture out
every 7 years to redo the whole floor. Besides, wax looks nice.
So, my requests a
a) Opinions pro and contra wax.
b) What kind of wax?
c) Stain the floor first or apply the wax to unstained wood? If stain
is desirable, what stain? Minwax Woodsheen?
d) Where do you get wax? It seems that Johnson paste wax is not made
anymore.
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Old January 29th 04, 02:01 PM
Patscga
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I used just Johnsons paste wax on my newly stained hardwood floors 20 years ago
and have continued to do so. They're very easy to maintain except when a
liquid is spilled and not noticed; it will leave a light spot. Get it right
away and there is no problem.
Pat
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Old January 29th 04, 02:09 PM
Bill
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willem wrote:

We need to refinish the hardwood floors. The sanding has been done. I
am wondering about using wax instead of polyurethane for the
following reasons.
One can redo a high traffic area and other problematic areas easily by
applying wax and buffing instead of redoing the whole floor with
polyurethane. It seems that it will require more regular maintaince
with wax, but it is less disruptive than getting all the furniture out
every 7 years to redo the whole floor. Besides, wax looks nice.
So, my requests a
a) Opinions pro and contra wax.
b) What kind of wax?
c) Stain the floor first or apply the wax to unstained wood? If stain
is desirable, what stain? Minwax Woodsheen?
d) Where do you get wax? It seems that Johnson paste wax is not made
anymore.


I just bought a can of Johnson's paste wax at the
grocery store last week.

Bill Gill

 




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