I just refinished a hardwood floor. How to speed up the drying process?
September 25, 2013 9:43 AM Subscribe
I used Minwax polyurethane (oil-based) to refinish a hardwood floor. It's been a day and still is a bit tacky. I understand that I should wait until the floor completely dries to move furniture back in, but I don't have anywhere else comfortable to sleep and I am getting antsy (it is my bedroom/workroom!) Any ways to speed up the drying process? Maybe I could use an electric ceramic heater - or is that dangerous? Or maybe a fan? How stupid of an idea would it be to move some of the furniture back in (in particularly my workstation) approximately 24 hours after the finish has been applied?
posted by Thanquol180 to home & garden (10 answers total)
Small point - I don't mind so much if the finish doesn't look 'perfect'. I just want to protect the wood. There was carpet on top before since I moved in; I took that up, and found an already-finished hardwood floor which I just refinished.