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i have real wood flooring, i have sanded the top off and now would like to varnish it but not sure how to apply the varnish for best and even results. please help thanks !!!!!!!
i have real wood flooring, i have sanded the top off and now would like to varnish it but not sure how to apply the varnish for best and even results. please help thanks !!!!!!!
thanks i should state i already have the varnish but need some help with the best thing to apply to the floor with thanks

If using and oil based product, you will want to use a sanding sealer first, then two top coats of the finish product sanding before the last coat. You will apply this with a china bristle brush, or you can use a lambswools applicator in the field. If you are using a waterborne product, then you must apply with a pad for best results. The only other suggestion to give is to not mix products of finish, like brand A with Brand B. If you do use a stain, make sure that it is 100% dry, and again, try to stay brand specific.

6 Responses to “how to apply varnish to real wood flooring?”

  1. nailbender Says:

    I would recommend a good quality fast dry urethane Use pads and follow directions with finish. I have used the product below with very nice results but there are many others
    References :
    http://www.cabotstain.com/products/product/Water-borne-Floor-Finish.html

  2. xenon Says:

    Modern floor varnish is surprisingly water based, a foam applicator is used to distribute the varnish, and not a roller !!!!!
    I asked a flooring guy why, and he said that rollers produce bubbles which show when dry.
    I would suggest that you go and buy a complete kit which comes with applicator pad.
    References :

  3. weeble Says:

    To start with don’t use normal varnish as they aren’t tough enough and you will get wearing. The best thing to use would be a resin coating or acrylic floor finish that will go hard and wont dent when anything is dropped on it or if heels are worn an it. Comes in all finishes depending what manufacturer you get, matt, satin and gloss finish and is simple to apply with a roller so you will end up with an even finish.
    I have used both the Rustin’s satin finish and the johnstones woodworks floor varnish in satin and they are both brilliant. better to use the satin or matt finishes as with the gloss you will get a lot of glare from the lights. You can get all of these from any good decorators merchants but not really places like B&Q or homebase.
    References :
    http://www.rustins.eu/Details.asp?ProductID=728
    http://www.johnstonestrade.com/productResults.aspx
    http://www.dulux.co.uk/products/category_natural_wood_finishes.jsp

  4. wingding Says:

    varnish is a thing of the past ..try DANISH OIL this seals the wood and looks fantastic ,,just try a litle on the floor first and leave for 24 hours ..just to see if you like it ..as everybodys taste is different ..the oil is much easier to apply with a cloth and as i said its fantastic ..just finished an oak floor for customer and he,s over the moon
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  5. Glenn B Says:

    If using and oil based product, you will want to use a sanding sealer first, then two top coats of the finish product sanding before the last coat. You will apply this with a china bristle brush, or you can use a lambswools applicator in the field. If you are using a waterborne product, then you must apply with a pad for best results. The only other suggestion to give is to not mix products of finish, like brand A with Brand B. If you do use a stain, make sure that it is 100% dry, and again, try to stay brand specific.
    References :

  6. gallagherdavid36 Says:

    make sure the floor is dust free, then using a good quality brush ( i recomend a 2 inch purdy monarch elite )start in the corner opposite the room entrance. when varnishing the floor do 3 lengths of the floorboards at a timefrom one end to the other, do this until the floor is completely coated. now sand the floor and do it all over again.
    References :
    24 years as a painter

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