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Oops! Teak Oil on Finished Floor

Posted by Paperfinch (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 18, 11 at 9:33

Oops! I wasn't really thinking and rubbed teak oil on a high-traffic area of my polyeurethane-finished oak floor. Now it is a sticky mess (of course, since it didn't have anything to absorb into). To get rid of the stickies, I rubbed the area with Turpenoid Natural (I'm also a painter). The Turpenoid Natural got rid of most of the stickiness but that part of my floor is duller than before. Do I need to strip that area and start over?

For future guidance, is there a better way to add sheen to a polyeurethane floor without needing to add more layers of poly all the time? Looking for a non-toxic, natural solution.

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RE: Oops! Teak Oil on Finished Floor

Try some paint thinner.

Most artist supplies are simply overpriced versions of other products.

You may have damaged the finish, or but if it is still even a little sticky there is still stuff there.

What do you mean by "add sheen"?
If you do not like the gloss level of the finish you can apply a different finish more to your liking.

'Satin' usually is slightly dull, while 'gloss' is as shiny as it gets.

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