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How To Finish Floors With Murdoch’s Uralkyd 500 Floor Finish

Murdoch’s Hard Sealer applied as the initial coats enhance the grain definition that is often characteristic of the wood species chosen for floors. The final appearance is produced by the choice of topcoat. Murdoch’s Uralkyd 500 Matte, Satin or Gloss or Satin provide maximum protection. We recommend this for high moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Wood Preparation

All wood surfaces should be free of lint, dirt, grease, wax, oil and old paint. If you are refinishing old wood, please make sure to remove any loose old finish. Sand the wood using 220 grit paper. Avoid using higher grits as they close down the wood pores interfering with maximum penetration.

Applicator Options

Rag: Scott® blue paper shop towels Brush: Natural white china bristle brush (thin coats only) 3M™ Synthetic Maroon BCP Short Napped Synthetic Applicator

Cure Test

Push finger tips against the grain of the wood. If they glide easily over the surface, you are ready to apply your next coat.

Helpful Hint!

Tips During Finishing

Do not roll the topcoat. • Minimize loading the brush/applicator. You want to flow on a thin even coat. • Avoid rigorous brushing. The finish will level on its own. • If you have bubbles in coat work them to other areas as they won’t go away. They will burst and create marks in the cured surface. • If using Satin or Matte, make sure to stir the product periodically while coating to distribute the flattening agent evenly. Tips Post Finishing • Allow the floor to remain unused for 72 hours for the surface to become harder and more resistant to damage. • If this isn’t practical covering the floor with contractors paper is the next best option if other trades people need to access the area. • Allow at least 48 hours after last application prior to covering. • Do not tape any covering directly to the finish. • No rugs should be laid for 2 weeks to allow thorough curing of the finish.

Matte Sheen

Matte Sheen Instruction

step 1: – Apply Murdoch’s Hard Sealer – Don’t wipe – Let cure 24 hours

step 2: – Sand 400 grit or new screen 120/150 grit or new synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface (use Mineral Sprits on a rag to clean surface)

step 3: – Apply Murdoch’s Hard Sealer – Don’t wipe – Let cure 24 hours

step 4: – Sand 400 grit or used screen 120/150 grit or used synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface

step 5: – Apply Murdoch’s Uralkyd Matte – Let cure 24 hours

step 6: – Sand 600 grit or used screen 120/150 grit or used synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface

step 7: – Apply Murdoch’s Uralkyd Matte – Let cure 24 hours

Matte Sheen

Satin Sheen Instructions

step 1: – Apply Murdoch’s Hard Sealer – Don’t wipe – Let cure 24 hours

step 2: – Sand 400 grit or new screen 120/150 grit or new synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface (use Mineral Sprits on a rag to clean surface)

step 3: – Apply Murdoch’s Hard Sealer – Don’t wipe – Let cure 24 hours

step 4: – Sand 400 grit or used screen 120/150 grit or used synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface

step 5: – Apply Murdoch’s Uralkyd Satin – Let cure 24 hours

step 6: – Sand 600 grit or used screen 120/150 grit or used synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface

step 7: – Apply Murdoch’s Uralkyd Satin – Let cure 24 hours

Matte Sheen

Gloss Sheen Instructions

step 1: – Apply Murdoch’s Hard Sealer – Don’t wipe – Let cure 24 hours

step 2: – Sand 400 grit or new screen 120/150 grit or new synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface (use Mineral Sprits on a rag to clean surface)

step 3: – Apply Murdoch’s Hard Sealer – Don’t wipe – Let cure 24 hours

step 4: – Sand 400 grit or used screen 120/150 grit or used synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface

step 5: – Apply Murdoch’s Uralkyd Gloss – Let cure 24 hours

step 6: – Sand 600 grit or used screen 120/150 grit or used synthetic 3M™ maroon BCP (Between Coat Pad) – Vacuum & tack surface

step 7: – Apply Murdoch’s Uralkyd Gloss – Let cure 24 hours