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    Question 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.

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    Default Re: floor finishing disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by haflinger View Post
    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!!

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    Default 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
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: floor finishing disaster

    if you do clean it, use tsp mixed with warm water
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default 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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