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jerryz55

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I am working on a terrazzo floor. I think I have stripped the wax off. I used a black pad on a buffing machine. I am not sure if I have to seal the floor now or if I can just wax? If I need to seal how many coats? Also if I seal the floor do I have to wax or is the sealing coat good enough. Thanks for any help.
 

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What shape is the floor in? Are there a lot of “low” spots ie wear?
 

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Here is what it looks like. I'm not looking to make it great. It is a social club basement bar. They built this place almost a hundred years ago. I don't know how they took care of it over all the years. I just don't want to damage it but do want it easy to clean. There is not a lot of traffic on it so it doesn't get that soiled.
 

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Hard to tell from the picture. But I’d say you’d be safe with a good quality floor finish. 30% solids. 6 to 8 coats.
 

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Was going to ask you about the floor finish, 30% solids but I googled it and got an answer. Do I really need 6 to 8 coats? Any recommended brands? Is there any problem in applying in sections. I got half the floor to work with at a time. We have this finish I think they used last time years ago. 22% solids. Do I have to seal the floor before I apply a finish?
 

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You can apply as few or as many coats as you wish. It’s my recommendation 6-8. Yes you can do it in sections with any issues at all. 22% solids is just that much less your putting on per coat is all
 

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You’d only apply sealer if there were some areas that were showing low spots. Most floor finishes now a days are self sealing. If you find after applying a few coats you can see areas that have a lower lustre than the rest apply a few extra coats just in them areas prior to your last few coats. You’d notice low areas in high traffic areas. For example around a pool table or in front of a bar or urinal.
 
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