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    Default Quick gap filler question?

    Hi folks
    Have now finished main sanding of my floors and started filling nail holes and gaps etc. with Timbermate as per one of the threads here. Chose 'hardwood" colour as hoped to match floorboards. The Timbermate has dried a pale off white colour?? Is that usual ? When I resand and top coat with stain included will it pick up the stain and blend in...hope so. Thanks for all advice...in advance.
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    Terri its a floor, in 4-5 years from now you wont even notice the scratches that will happen. The best things about polished boards is that they are easy to clean, don't have all the nasties that carpets have growing in them and they look good , but no one takes a close look at indivudal spots they just admire the whole floor, trust me i'm a retired Marine Engineer ( with polished floors more than 8 years old with heaps of marks from kids and Grandkids and no-one notices)
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    Ahoy Ashore!
    Thanks for the advice...I'll try to stop worrying about these darn floors....! We are now thinking of spraying the poly on instead of painting it on. My hubby is an old Scottish marine merchant (ex crane driver retired )by the way and reckons it'd make the big job easier. Any thoughts...? Thanks again TERRI

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    I've never used hardwood timbermate however l did just look at the colour chart on their website and it's definately not a pale off white colour.

    http://www.timbermate.com.au/product...e_colours.html

    Whether it will change once it's got a coat on it is another thing although i'd doubt if it would get much darker.

    Give them a call or email and ask directly.

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    G'day Terri, wet the timbermate with some saliva (while no-one is watching) that is the colour it will be when coated.

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    Keep your sawdust. If the colour of the timbermate really gets to you replace with plugs made from the sawdust and wax (before you poly).
    Regards spraying poly inside...I guess if you have everything well masked, the room sealed, full respirator helmet and ambulance waiting outside..
    Just joking about the ambulance not about the precautions.

    PS check to see that the poly will go over the wax - furniture repair wax. Poly is funny stuff, it doesnt like certain things. you could mix it with a small amount of poly to make a plug, apply, let dry and sand then finish with your top coat.
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    Terri.

    The Timbermate will turn into whatever colour it is in the container. It just goes whiteish looking after sanding. And it still won't reach it's final colour after one coat of polyurethane, it will require at least two to bring out it's full depth of colour.

    The polyurethane is not to be sprayed on, it has to be done with a brush and roller, or a brush and lampswool applicator.


    Also, great advice in the posting from Ashore.

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    Default Reply to Dusty re poly spray

    Hi Dusty
    If this were for my own floor at home I'd agree with Ashore and just "live with it"...trouble is this is my first ( & only ) investment reno and I'd hate a prospective buyer to go..."gee what a sh****t job on those floors! guess we'll have to knock down the price and factor a redo into the price that woman is asking!! Anyway back to the spray painting....if its all masked up would you please explain why the caution about spraying the poly on..very interested in your feedback. PS: my husband has a lot of experience with spraying tables and other furniture items just never done floors before. Thanks for Timbermate tip bresmith by the way...guess I went wrong matching it to the pale sanded colour of the wood rather than the estapoled colour of the wood? TERRI

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    Terri

    First up, I think you have found your own solution. Your looking to do a great job on the floors in an attempt to impress a prospective buyer and secure the best price for yourselves in the deal. If this is the case, than you must utilize the skill, experience and craftsmanship of a qualified floor finisher. It's the safest way to ensure the result your looking for. No question about it.

    As for spraying the plastic, I'm certain it has a lot to do with the Isocyanate levels generated by spraying such large quantities of solvent based polyurethanes. You will find a warning on the cans stating not to spray these products.

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