Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: People's Republic of Kalifornia
Can anyone recommend a fast drying, durable hardwood floor finish?
A friend of mine is refinishing their hardwood floors and asked me about fast drying finishes that are durable. The bulk of my wood finishing experience is with far less durable oil finishes because I refinish firearms and traditional finishes for antique furniture like Shellac. The only modern stuff that I have experience with is pre-cat urethanes which are great for table tops.
I know that the big-box stores sell gallons of either minwax or rustoleum (varathane) poly but most of those are water based, and my experience with the oil based is they take forever to dry. I make my own wipe-on poly by mixing Varathane oil based poly with Naptha to speed drying time and even then it takes too long.
The best candidate I found is a finish from Minwax called "Super Fast-Drying" Polyurethane floor finish, but I have a feeling it's banned here in California.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.