Problems with Waterlox & can you use oil based poly over Waterlox
Last January, I put 3 coats of Waterlox on bare Brazilian Cherry floors. (new wood that was sanded first) I put the Waterlox down but closed up the house with no a/c. I waited a week between coats. The floors scratch terribly even with felt pads under every piece of furniture in the house. We have no animals or children and take our shoes off before coming inside. Just moving a dining room chair with felt pads on the legs scratches the floor.
I contacted the dealer this year and was told I should have had air movement in the house. Paintsource.com was awesome and sent me enough Waterlox to redo my floors with 2 additional coats, this time leaving the doors and windows open, the a/c on and a big box fan in the door for about 12 hours. I redid them about a month ago.
I'm still having the same problem.
My son sealed his floors with the Varatane a year ago. He never takes his shoes off and has a 140 lb. dog inside. Today, he drug a very heavy gun cabinet across the floor (no pads under it, just wood on wood) and the floor did not scratch at all. It looks as good as it did when he first sealed it a year ago.
Has anyone used Varathane oil based poly over Waterlox or any oil based poly for that matter? If so, what is the procedure? I'm really tired of messing with the Waterlox.