Can a wood floor be sanded, stained and polyurethane in one day?

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Can a room under 500sqr feet with wood floors be sanded, stained and polyurethane in one day? i would think the stain would take one day to dry?

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  • 1 year ago

    sand medium fine,then fine vac up real well,apply sealer,,,day one

    apply polyeuro,day 2 ;let dry 2 days,nother coat poly,,day 4

  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Since you just told us you "think the stain would take one day to dry", then there is no time in that day for "wood floors be sanded and polyurethane".

    Thank you for answering your own question.

  • 1 year ago

    possible but it would be a full on job

  • 1 year ago

    Not a good idea. Modern "Stains" are really varnish with tint. Varnish takes a good long time to dry therefore stain takes a good long time to dry. Polyurethane is also a type of varnish. Putting that over a layer of varnish that hasn't completely dried is not at all a good idea.

    Source(s): Working with wood for 35 years.
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  • L
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Lots of dependencies...

    Size of the floor to be done;

    Humidity of the environment (impacts drying time);

    Availability of appropriate tools;

    Skill/experience the people doing the work;

    The stain and polyurethane drying intervals specified by the manufacturer...

    For all we know, it is a small 2 feet x 2 feet place where there is no furniture and a big sander won't fit, so sanding needs to be done by hand and the humidity is 99%... or it could be a 200 foot by 500 foot wood floor and a crew of people will be doing the work, but first a LOT of furniture needs to be moved and stored, 5 sanding machines will be used and humidity is 30%... but the specified stain drying time is 10 hours.

    And is "one day" 8 hours, 12 hours or 24 hours?

  • 1 year ago

    if weather and time allow

  • 1 year ago

    There might be a brand of stain out there that might not react with the poly, but I wouldn't try it myself.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    No. If you omit staining you can just about do it with water based polyurethane, but with staining you will need another day as you need to get it to dry completely

  • 1 year ago

    Probably not. The stain has to have time t completely dry, not just soak into the wood, before the polyurethane can be successfully applied.

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    depends on how big it is

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