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skipper724 04-27-2020 07:02 PM

Refinish Teak and Holley Floor in 390
 
My 2000 390 has a teak and holley sole. Has anyone refinished it? I know the veneer is thin. How about putting a satin poly urethane down?

Guys?

Datenight 04-27-2020 07:26 PM

Hi Skipper,

There are several threads on that subject. The search function should take you to them. Refinishing Salon Hardwood Floors is one.

I have done quite a few of these soles. If you would like to PM me me I would be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Rob

Lou_tribal 04-27-2020 07:47 PM

Just a little note, it is teak and holly, two wood species.

Here is holly:

https://enforetavecmanon.files.wordp...oux.jpg?w=1000

L

Shrew 04-29-2020 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Datenight (Post 872826)
Hi Skipper,

I have done quite a few of these soles. If you would like to PM me me I would be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Rob

Please feel free to keep the discussion in the forum where anyone and everyone can benefit and contribute. :)

Datenight 04-29-2020 07:23 PM

I am happy to keep the discussion here. I just thought people might be getting sick of me replying to these sole refinishing posts.

Rob

Comodave 04-29-2020 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Datenight (Post 873541)
I am happy to keep the discussion here. I just thought people might be getting sick of me replying to these sole refinishing posts.

Rob

No, we arenít.

Dwk 04-29-2020 10:03 PM

Timely thread for me, getting ready to begin redo our floor, I'm very interested.

Comodave 04-29-2020 10:15 PM

It is on my list of things to do, but has not bubbled up to the top yet.

Njlarry 05-31-2020 12:54 PM

I would like to hear about it too. What can give a gloss or semi gloss without being slippery?

Datenight 05-31-2020 08:36 PM

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Ok, I'll jump in. The best way I have found to strip and re finish a veneered teak and holly sole is to coat it with paint stripper 2-4 square feet at a time. Give the stripper a few minutes to work (get your head out of the gutter Wifey B.) and scrape it off with a sharp scraper. I use a 1" Red Devil. The smaller blade is easier to sharpen and control. Should mention I always use a box fan to keep the area ventilated.

You can also use a heat gun to remove the finish but I prefer the above method as there is no possibility of scorching the surface. You do however HAVE to keep the scraper sharp. That is the hardest part for someone new to this.

Will try to make a video of sharpening the scraper but it will be a least Tuesday before I can.

If the finish is worn off and the wood darkened in high traffic areas you may need to treat it with oxalic acid. Read the directions, wear gloves, protect your eyes and keep the fan going.

After the wood is thoroughly dry I sand with 150# paper on a 5" orbital sander. Don't push the sander. It's weight alone is enough. Change paper every five minutes unless it clogs sooner. Paper is cheap. You will be surprised how fast it goes with sharp paper. This assumes you have removed the old finish by scraping. Hand sand the corners with a piece of used paper.

No need to go finer than 150# before coating. My first coat is usually Zinsser sealer. Be sure you by the type that can be used under polyurethane. After that, 5-7 coats of the urethane of your choice. I coat until the grain is completely filled.

If you want to use a water born finish such as Street Shoe or Bona you have to use their sealer. The water born finishes in my experience are particular about start and stop lines. Keep a wet edge and be sure it does not puddle.

In almost all cases a regular urethane suitable for floors is fine. No need for a marine finish.

Rob

Xsbank 06-01-2020 12:41 PM

Surely the floor of a Mainship is made with plywood, with a veneer surface? I’d be very skeptical if it could withstand that refinishing treatment. Solid hardwood, you are golden but ply...?

Just curious. Can someone post a photo?

Shrew 06-01-2020 01:09 PM

My 1999 350 is a plywood veneer.


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