Hating the first coat of floorboard varnish, what to do?

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by patmich_1886, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. patmich_1886

    patmich_1886 New Member

    Hi SF Community,

    First time poster to the community.

    Currently renovating a Victorian flat and a bit stuck with what to do after seeing the first coat of the floorboard varnish and hating it.

    We've applied a birch poly floor varnish to original pine floorboards and the colours coming through are very strange - greys, purples, oranges, yellows, etc. Not the finish we're after!

    Stuck between stopping there, sanding it all off, adding another coat in the hope it'll look better, or something else (wax) to mellow the colours.

    Struggling to find advice online, anyone here had any similar experiences?

  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Clear floor varnish (no colour) would have been a better choice, Dulux Diamond, Sadolin P67 etc, applying another coat of the same will only darken it further I'm sorry to say.

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