floor finish - oil or waterbase? what respirator?
Several questions here - need your advice!
A while back I learned how to apply polyurethane floor finish - there was a bit of a learning curve but I perservered and can now do a nice job.
In the meantime, as Ive gotten older Im less reluctant to mess up my lungs and health - sorta get an asthma response to some chemicals.
Now I have another floor to finish. Question - everyone keeps saying the waterbased isnt as durable as the oil - is that true?
Also have read that its more difficult to apply well - for whatever reason, dries too fast, not self leveling or something. What's your experience?
ALSO - if I go with oil based poly - I will not do it without a respirator. However the paint fume masks Im finding in the store say - not for use with isocynates (ie polyurethane) . Asking the young kid in the store gets me nowhere . Trying to order online not helping either - you send your email out and never hear back, and good luck finding a phone number to call.
Anyone out there who can advise me on a SPECIFIC product - the 3m respirators looked good with the interchangeable filters but not finding one for isocynate.
THANKS IN ADVANCE