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Step by Step Guide: How to Apply DuraSeal Polyurethane

This article goes over both products DuraSeal offers that are polyurethanes for hardwood flooring and how to apply DuraSeal polyurethane. Believe it or not there is oil-based polyurethanes and there is waterborne polyurethanes. Both these products are different and are applied differently. If you are interested in learning more about each option of which hardwood floor polyurethane to use on your floor, you can read this article here. If you are looking on “How to Apply DuraSeal Polyurethane” keep reading this article for help on applying DuraSeal finishes.

Applying DuraSeal waterborne polyurethane is pretty simple. The great thing about DuraSeal waterbased products is that they make easy to use products that level awesome and have a few ways to apply them for whatever fits you best. For being a commercial grade product, DuraSeal sure makes anyone using their products look like a true professional!

Preferred DuraSeal Application Methods

T-bar -Using a Duratool T-Bar you should do the following steps:

  • Pour a 4″ wide amount of finish going the length of the boards
  • Go in straight lines
  • Turning at the very end of the run
  • You should be snow plowing the finish so any excess finish is coming towards you
  • After turning clean up the swirl mark with the t-bar or the cut-in pad from Duratool

Roller – You should us a good quality roller and roller bar. We recommend the Arboritec roller and roller sleeve.

  • Cut in the edges with a Duratool cut in pad – any size works.
  • Pour a 3-4″ line of finish and then pull the finish back and roll forward and lift off at the end
  • Try t o roll with the grain but direction should not matter

DuraTool Square Pad – The most tedious of both methods, some contractors like this for more control.

  • Use the Duratool cut-in pad
  • Pour a small 1″ line downt he length of the wood
  • By hand snowplow the finish over
  • Repeat the snow plow method
  • Feather edges

How to Apply DuraSeal Oil-Based Polyurethane

DuraSeal Oil-Based Polyurethane products are just as easy to use as the waterborne products. Typically the oil-based products you need to be a little more careful when push or pulling finish you are not leaving too thick of ridges. These ridges should level out, however if you are using a satin or matte finish you might have shiny spots on these areas. Typically you want to use a heavyweight t-bar if using that method. With the follow just make everything level and the finish will dry great.

Preferred DuraSeal Application Methods

T-bar -Using a Duratool T-Bar (heavyweight is best) you should do the following steps:

  • Pour a 4″ wide amount of finish going the length of the boards
  • Go in straight lines
  • Turning at the very end of the run
  • You should be snow plowing the finish so any excess finish is coming towards you
  • After turning clean up the swirl mark with the t-bar or the cut-in pad from Duratool

Roller – You should us a good quality roller and roller bar. We recommend the Arboritec roller and roller sleeve.

  • Cut in the edges with a Duratool cut in pad – any size works.
  • Pour a 3-4″ line of finish and then pull the finish back and roll forward and lift off at the end
  • Try t o roll with the grain but direction should not matter

Lambskin – We do not sell these since people tend to like rolling and t-bars better. However you can use a lambskin and use the same method as the roller.

Conclusion to “How to apply DuraSeal Polyurethane Finish

DuraSeal products  no matter if waterbased or oil-based are easy to use if you follow the simple set of “How to apply DuraSeal Polyurethane” rules above for each type of finish.

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