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Bona Mega - good stuff

Postby modernist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:21 pm

I refinished a damaged engineered floor which had only the original lacquer from new. I sanded the damaged areas back to bare wood and refinished with Bona Mega using the cross linker to bond to the existing finish on the first coat. First coat ended up quite matt but the second had a silky gloss. All in all an excellent product, water based, quick drying and as hard as nails when cured.

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Postby furynaturre » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:44 pm

That's a fantastic job, I too like a Mega Bona...

I've always stayed away from part finishing/re-finishing floors that have been previously lacquered due to concerns about there not being a good 'fade out' where old and new meet'. Looking at though it looks near impossible to spot, I take it you overcoated the whole floor as you did the repair?

I often use those water based floor varnishes for cupboard interiors, particularly on birch ply as it doesn't yellow as much as other finishes. That cross linky additive stuff looks like a damn fine idea!

Think I'll try this out on some the massive dings I have in my own floor!

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

Postby Mr Ed » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:02 pm

Looks like a nice finish Brian

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Postby jonnyd » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:22 pm

Looks good Brian. Was the damage outside the room JH stayed in :D

I've used bona traffic a lot in the past and that was good

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Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

Postby Doug » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:32 pm

That does look good Brian, is it expensive compared to other floor finishes?

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Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

Postby modernist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:22 pm

It wasn't cheap but I don't think much different to most of the alternatives. It was my own fault with an area of bad wear under a desk which had engrained grit and all sorts plus some water damage. I had to sand back to bare timber and the old finish was also very hard but it feathered OK. The cross linker seems to work very well bonding to the old finish even though it has often been mopped with soapy wood cleaner. It is very easy to apply and very little fume problem. Once on it seems indestructible. IIRC Prom posted a link where to buy it on the net. I used the same stuff on the stairs and that has no signs of wear.

JH left it alone as he is used to life on the beige photo background he appears to use as a carpet.
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Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

Postby modernist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:25 pm

I must get the covers on those door rollers :oops:
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Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

Postby JHWBigley » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:23 am

modernist wrote:JH left it alone as he is used to life on the beige photo background he appears to use as a carpet.


The walls and the curtains are in the same shade to :shock:

Looks good Brian, nice and uniform.

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