Gossy, Semi-Glossy, or Satin Finish?

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Forum topic by AlmostFinished posted 11-15-2011 10:27 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2011 10:27 PM

Soooo, I’m almost finished re-finishing my hardwood floors. I have sanded, sanded, sanded some more, and just finished staining the entire 1,200 square feet of flooring day before yesterday. Now, I’m ready to polyurethane them. My question is…..Gloss, Semi-Gloss, or Satin finish? I was told to use two layers of Glossy then last layer of Satin would make the wear and tear a lot less noticeable. I want it to be a glossy finish, but I have worked really hard and also want it to last as long as it can. Any thoughts or comments welcome! Thanking you in advance

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 11:41 PM

Ah, IMHO 3 coats of clear shellac. MMmmm the shine you will get. A lot faster to do, apply with a short nap roller and dries within a couple hours making it ready for the next coat. If it gets worn or scratched it’s easy to repair and if waxed regularly will last for years.
But that’s MHO.

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 12:55 AM

The gloss will look pretty rough after a while. Just my opinion. I opted for satin on a scraped enginered floor. Haven’t changed my opinion. Doesn’t show a bunch of wear. Of course it has the aluminum oxide finish.


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