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641 days ago

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The minwax poly costs about 10 dollars more than the gallon of poly that says it is for floors. I expect it would be harder and more durable, but thats just a guess. Does anybody know what the main differences between the two?

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#1 posted 640 days ago

Hard to answer your question because other than recoat times and VOC’s Minwax poly whether oil or waterborne dry in 24 hours. Minor differences in chemical ingredients may affect how apply & actual cure times. Other than checking ingredients on can label or product MSDS not sure how to tell differences.

Prices vary between brands, Cabot & Rut-Oleum less expensive while Varathane and other brands maybe more expensive.

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#2 posted 640 days ago

I was told before that a floor polyurethane has better abrasion resistance than standard polyurethane finishes. If I’m remembering what the guy told me correctly, the floor poly has a slight abrasiveness to it of its own, to help with traction, which helps with resisting wearing as well.

That’s information that I gathered from the local Rockler finishes guy, when I was inquiring about finish for a table that will have a sewing machine on it.

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#3 posted 639 days ago

You can’t compare unnamed products. What is it you are comparing?

Note: Polyurethane is an ingredient NOT a product. Everything thing that contains polyurethane is NOT the same.

Blessings.

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#4 posted 639 days ago

I suspect the floor finish is thinner, so it runs out better. It isn’t designed to hang on vertical surfaces. That’s my .02. I sense there is a lot more wisdom in the preceding posts than in this one. Reader beware!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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