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I just had floors refinished (2 of 3 coats are done) and am disappointed refinishers used oil based poly. What can I do to rectify?

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Floors are I believe oak; covered by carpets for 40 years. Should I start over, re-sand, or would that just throw fresh vocs/chemicals in air? I understand most curing happens in 2-4 weeks, but some out-gasing continues indefinitely (different sources seem to dispute this). Is there a way to encapsulate vocs? I'm also concerned about additional unncessary fire risk, which might be lessened by re-sanding and starting over with water based.




 

 

Floors are I believe oak; covered by carpets for 40 years. Should I start over, re-sand, or would that just throw fresh vocs/chemicals in air? I understand most curing happens in 2-4 weeks, but some out-gasing continues indefinitely (different sources seem to dispute this). Is there a way to encapsulate vocs? I'm also concerned about additional unncessary fire risk, which might be lessened by re-sanding and starting over with water based.

Unfortunately, short of sanding it back down and refinishing there isn't much you can do other than to properly vent the space for a period of time to remove the...


 

 

 
 
 

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