Is Bona Traffic HD water based?
Bona Traffic HD is a two-component commercial and residential finish of the highest quality available. This industry-leading water-based finish offers world-class protection for your hardwood floor.
Does Bona Traffic HD need a sealer?
It’s best to use a stain or sealer first before applying Bona finish.
Which water based polyurethane is the best?
Here are the best water-based polyurethanes for floors you can find.
- Bona Mega Wood Floor Finish – Top Choice for Floors.
- Varathane Crystal Clear Floor Finish.
- Minwax Water Based Oil-Modified Poly – Ultra-Fast Drying Coat.
- ZAR Aqua Water Based Poly– Combination of Beauty and Durability.
How many coats of water based polyurethane should I use on wood floors?
We recommend a minimum of 3 coats of water based polyurethane as it coats in thinner, but harder layers, than an oil based poly. Water based polyurethane dries very quickly and up to 4 coats can be applied in one day.
Is water based or oil based polyurethane better for floors?
Oil base poly is a thicker product, and will build up a thicker layer of protection for your hardwood floors. It is a great choice for longevity and high traffic areas. We generally recommend and apply 3 coats of oil based polyurethane. Water based finishes will lay out thinner, but are slightly harder than oil based.
Is there a water based polyurethane?
Water-Based Polyurethane Finishes Like the oil-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane can form a hard protective film, but more applications are required. Because water-based polyurethane dry quickly, more coats can be applied in less time than with oil-based products.
How many years will Bona Traffic HD last?
Bona Traffic is infinitely stronger than Bona Mega. It looks better (and yellows less over time), it lasts much longer (often an extra 3 to 5 years, pending on the wear and tear), it has lower VOCs and it smells less. In addition, it cures much faster and this is especially important if you have pets or kids.
Do you have to sand between water based polyurethane coats?
Sanding between coats of water based polyurethane Because we need at least 3 coats of water-based polyurethane to get a smoother and more professional finish, you must sand between coats. Sanding is not required between coats for adhesion especially if each coat dries in less than 6 hours.
How many coats of Bona Traffic HD are needed?
How many coats of Bona Traffic HD should you use? Like Mega One, Bona always recommends a minimum of 2 coats of finish. Adding a third coat gives an extra layer of protection that may be right for some homeowners who are worried about scratches.
Is water based polyurethane good for outdoors?
Can You Use Polyurethane Inside or Outside? Most exterior polys can be used indoors, but interior polys should never be used outdoors; they lack the additives that protect exterior finishes from UV rays.
How long should water based polyurethane dry between coats?
Water-based polyurethane requires at least two hours of dry time between coats, and you should only apply two coats in a day. It’s important to remember that drying time is affected by temperature and humidity.
How do I get a smooth finish with water-based polyurethane?
First use a degreaser cleaner like Formula 409 or Fantastik to clean away any buildup of grease or cooking oil. Scuff-sand the old finish with fine synthetic wool, then seal with Zinsser SealCoat. Sand the seal coat with fine synthetic wool, then brush on two to three coats of water-based poly to complete the job.
How long does water-based Poly last?
about 3 to 5 years
Durability and Longevity Water-based polyurethane typically lasts about 3 to 5 years at maximum shine and performance, compared to a varnish or oil-based polyurethane’s 7 to 10 years. But that depends on a few considerations: High-traffic areas wear down much faster than areas of the floor that rarely see action.
What’s better oil or water based polyurethane?
High quality water based polyurethanes is considered by many homeowners & flooring professionals to be equally durable. Oil based poly can last around 10 years. Water based poly can have the same longevity. The key is using high quality water based poly like Bona Traffic and having it applied by a professional.
Is bona traffic better than polyurethane?
Bona Traffic and Bona Traffic HD cost two to four times most water-based polyurethane products from MinWax, Varathane, General Finishes and similar products. In our opinion, the durability is better than average polyurethane, but does that warrant the much-higher cost? That would depend on your budget. The other cost to consider is application.
What is the difference between Bona and Bona Traffic HD?
The primary difference between these products is that Bona Traffic HD produces a tougher finish. In the Traffic HD literature, Bona says it “significantly outperforms all urethane finishes, including Bona Traffic.” Traffic HD also has a slightly lower 150 VOC score compared to Traffic’s 210 score.
What is bona traffic flooring?
Bona Traffic features: 1 Commercial-grade floor finish suitable for residential use too 2 Produced in semi-gloss, gloss and satin that is a UL-certified anti-slip finish 3 Water-based 4 According to the manufacturer, “Bona Traffic will adhere to most stains, sealers and finishes after proper preparation.” More
What Sheen should I use with Bona traffic?
It should be used in conjunction with Bona Prime Intense, Classic or White. Traffic is available in a very flat Matt (IP) or Satin sheen to highlight the natural colour and grain of the timber. Download Bona Traffic Tech Data Sheets & Safety Data Sheets.