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Over Finishing a Floor

Too many coats of acrylic finish on a floor can cause certain problems. A continual build-up of acrylic on the floor (10 or more coats) can:

- produce excessive difficulties in stripping in that several applications of stripper may be necessary to remove all finish coats. This is very labor intensive.
- produce a lamination, which has a tendency to rupture, chip, or crack under foot. This is especially true with ladies high heels. Shopping carts, dollies, and heavy items dropped on the floor can cause chipping and unrepairable indentations in the finish.
- discolor quicker due to trapped aged coats which will generally darken through time.

The use of a mop-on restorer on a regular basis, as opposed to recoating, would prevent all of the above.

 
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