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haflinger
floor finishing disaster

I am renovating a 32 year old house in Georgia, now working on hardwood floors that appear to have been left raw, unfinished. After coating with polyurethane, the finish looked blistered/orange peeled. We sanded them completely down to bare would and tried poly again. The finish is terrible. It appears that the wood may have chemicals or something in it that is reacting with the poly. I am at a loss of what to do next, Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks.

haflinger
Re: floor finishing disaster
haflinger wrote:

I am renovating a 32 year old house in Georgia, now working on hardwood floors that appear to have been left raw, unfinished. After coating with polyurethane, the finish looked blistered/orange peeled. We sanded them completely down to bare would and tried poly again. The finish is terrible. It appears that the wood may have chemicals or something in it that is reacting with the poly. I am at a loss of what to do next, Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks.

Come on guys - I need some help!!

jkirk
Re: floor finishing disaster

so the original floor was already bare? if its orange its one of two things. teh floor already had some old shellac on it which was never fully removed or you have bad poly

jpsmithny
Re: floor finishing disaster

I would say you tried to refinish a floor that had wax on it.

That's my best guess without seeing it.

Try sanding a small inconspicuous spot and use a wax stripper to

clean it first. Better yet, don't sand that spot but use a sc****r to strip it and see what happens.

jkirk
Re: floor finishing disaster

if you do clean it, use tsp mixed with warm water

Costa
Re: floor finishing disaster

Is it orange peel or fish eye?
Orange peel is from the application (too thick, too dry, etc).
Fish Eye is from something underneath that is not compatible with the application product (wax or any type of solvent).

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