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Forum topic by federalist posted 11-20-2015 01:54 AM 346 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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federalist

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11-20-2015 01:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: repair polyurethane hardwood floor chip epoxy

Hello,

I have a small chip in my hardwood floor. I think the finish is an oil-based polyurethane; it is amber colored and very glossy.

I am thinking of perhaps filling in with a clear glossy epoxy or polyurethane. Is this a good idea? If yes, what is a good brand of epoxy or polyurethane to use?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 11-20-2015 04:52 AM

A lot of the guys on this site like to see pics to access the situation themselves. I don’t like the idea of using epoxy over the top of any finish, so I would go with Minwax polyurethane.

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 06:43 PM

I just filled in the crack with Varathane poly, the only oil-based one available at the local hardware store. Works great; it is hardly noticeable.

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 07:02 PM

I just filled in the crack with Varathane poly, the only oil-based one available at the local hardware store. Works great; it is hardly noticeable.

- federalist

Glad it worked for you :) I have a few rental properties and am always fixing little chips and dings using various methods that aren’t quite typical. I’ve found that, for floors in particular, most repairs will go completely unnoticed by everyone but me! As long as it’s close enough, you would have to point out the repair for others to see it (so I never point them out!).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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