\n<\/p><\/div>"}, https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/interior-projects/how-to/a26873/wood-finishing-oil-stain/, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Learn more... Finishing maple can help emphasize the natural wood grain and boost the color of the wood. I sanded my engineered hardwood floor and applied two coats of oil b... Oh no, I used slippery polyurethane (oil based) on hardwood floor. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. In general, a water-based polyurethane will not add color to the wood and will preserve the wood’s natural tone. share. When it comes to bringing out the natural beauty of a highly figured piece of wood, such as quilted maple or quartersawn oak, nothing beats a hand-rubbed Danish-oil finish. Also, poly finishes generally have to be removed entirely before any scratches or worn spots can be repaired. If you want to keep the natural color, don't stain it! Last Updated: June 11, 2019 But its not just any finish. With water-based polyurethane, the wood preserves its natural color. Any store that carries paint and stain would also carry sealer. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.