By Terry from Calgary, AB
Bubbles are a problem with varnish of any kind. See if there is an 800 number to call. You have to make very slow, one way strokes and don't stir can. I used to refinish furniture to the stain phase, and then mix thinner, tung oil and varnish in 1/3rd and rub it into wood several times.
I remember that when we had our floors refurnished the man used a small cloth covered applicator that he rubbed into the wood. It may be you have to put it on very thinly, slowly to not make bubbles. Check a local paint store that sells to floor refinishers and see if they have more than the usual information.
I had a floor redone down to the bare wood and the floor guy put oil base stain with a water based varathane (Varathane Diamond Polyurethane) on top. It's grainy and there are some rough spots like the grain has been raised. Is this a product mix problem? a prep problem? or both? I am concerned about mixing oil and water, but he said it was fine and I believed him. Now I am unhappy and my floors are a mess. Any ideas?
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By Tim Restore A Floor and Install service LLC
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