How do I finish Ipe wood flooring,applying Poly at the end?

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Forum topic by sheet posted 06-12-2013 07:49 AM 1417 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2013 07:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ipe floor finishing

I am finishing my first Ipe interior floor. I would like guidence from some one experienced in successfully preping and finishing such a floor, with the final coating being polly.

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#1 posted 06-12-2013 09:19 AM

If you want the natural color, then you can apply your polly directly to your wood floor.

to get the smoooth surface you may need to apply yoyr poly 2 times or more.



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#2 posted 06-13-2013 04:23 AM

Thank you. i under stand that before applying poly on Ipe wood, you need to give it special preparation due to it’s “oil” that doesn’t take finishing readily. Do you know of a successful practice?

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