Parquet Restoration

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    Francois Du Toit

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    Hi, I recently had my parquet floors sanded and sealed. Now...it turns milky white in the afternoon...Any ideas what is happening...or how to fix it? Thanks!
     

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    Sounds like moisture to me. Nick will be on, he is an expert on wood.
     
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    By the looks of the center where the sun hits it is a clue. Without checking the basement or crawl space(if there is one) which may contribute to the finish not drying properly is that they put a second coat of finish on before the first one dried. Very common issue.
     
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    Hi Ernest. Thanks for the reply. No basement or crawl space. The wood floor is on top of a concrete slab. Is there a way to remove the sealer without having to sand the whole floor again?
     
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    How long between coats? I take it the old finish wasn't a problem? Your gonna have to at least screen it, wait to dry out and then recoat.
     
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    CLOUDY FINISH What it is: The finish appears cloudy or milky. Cause: • Applying finish over a coat that isn’t dry enough to be recoated yet. • Applying waterborne finish during very high relative humidity or over a floor that is too cold to be coated. • Applying an oil/solvent-based finish during very high relative humidity, causing condensation on the surface of the drying coating. This will leave a dull appearing finish once the finish is dry, often referred to as “blushing.” Abrade/screen and recoat, being sure to increase the dry time between coats. Check with a damp rag before abrading/reapplying finish to make sure the cloudiness has disappeared..
    You screen Parquet on a 45 degree .. hit it with a 60 grit , then a 80 ..
     
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