Some waterborne polys go on so clear that you’ll have to mark each swath of finish as you go.
Oil or water based wood floor finish.
Check whether you can put an oil based finish over a water based stain.
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With minwax® wood stains, there’s a color to suit every style.
This is great if you want to let the natural color of the wood displayed prominently.
Obviously, since they don’t have any color of their own, water based finishes won’t add any extra color to your flooring.
Popping is a process used to open up the grain of wood flooring.
It does leave a slightly yellow sheen, especially with multiple coatings, though this may be desired in some applications.
That means the beautiful natural look of the wood will able to shine through for the duration of the floor’s life.
Minwax® preparation products are the first step to ensure your wood surfaces show their most beautiful colors and smoothest finishes.
Since the finish is completely clear.
Oil finishes can be used to give floors a warmer, more rustic look.
Oil based floor finish goes well with wood that has darker or yellowish tones.
While oil finishes can bring out a wood’s natural color, they can also make it easy to create custom colors with a wide variety of colors.
Longer drying time oil finishes take longer to apply and dry.
Some even consider them cold looking.
This image shows wood samples with the lighter water based on top & darker oil based on bottom.
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It’s a matter of preference, some see the color change as an enhancement.