Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
STEP 1: SAND THE FLOORWhether you have a bare wood floor, or a wood floor that already has a finish on it, you will need to sand the floor to prepare it for finishing. Rent or purchase a floor sander. Follow the sander manufacturer’s directions to prepare your floor. If you have factory finished floors, please consult a flooring professional before using this product.You will need to sand your floor down to bare wood if:Your floor’s finish is cracking, peeling, or completely worn away in areas, orShellac, lacquer, wax, or products containing wax or stearates have been applied to the floor, orIf you want to make your existing floor a lighter color.You can do a “screen and recoat” if:Your existing finish is in good condition, with no chipping, peeling, or worn through areas, andShellac, lacquer, wax, or products containing wax or stearates have not been applied to the floor.For a “screen and recoat,” there is no need to remove your existing floor finish. Instead, you can simply “screen” the existing finish using a 150-180 grit screen to prepare it for the addition of a new finish.For “Bare Wood,” If you have sanded the floor down to bare wood, or you have a new, unfinished wood floor, sand and prepare the floor following the sander manufacturer’s directions, ending with 100 grit sandpaper or equivalent. Then dampen the bare floor with water, allow to dry and then screen with a 320 grit maroon pad. Remove all sanding dust.Then for all floors, after sanding remove all sanding dust. Thoroughly vacuum and wipe the wood with a clean, damp cloth to remove any remaining dust. Allow the wood to dry completely.STEP 2: APPLY MINWAX® COMPLETE 1-STEP FLOOR FINISHThoroughly stir Minwax® Complete 1-Step Floor Finish using a stir stick for at least one minute before application . DO NOT SHAKE. Product should be at room temperature for best results.Always test product on an inconspicuous area of the floor to verify the desired color. The existing color of your floor will determine the color of the final finish.Use a new synthetic painter’s pad. Wet the pad evenly with Complete 1-Step Floor Finish.Apply an even coat following the length of the floor boards in the direction of the wood grain. Do not stop in between boards. For best results, apply from one end of the room to the other.Maintain a wet edge and avoid leaving dry spots while applying the finish.Allow the finish to dry for at least two hours, but less than 24 hours. If this timing is followed, no sanding between coats is needed.Note: If the finish dries for more than 24 hours, sand the finish lightly with a 320 grit maroon pad. Excessive sanding will remove color from the floor.Surface must be free of dust before applying second coat. Apply a second coat following the steps above.For bare wood, a third coat is recommended. Additional coats will produce a deeper color.
CAUTIONS Use only with adequate ventilation. To avoid overexposure, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air, or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH approved) or leave the area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE LIMITED WARRANTY. This warranty is made to you, the product purchaser who owns the property where the product is applied. This warranty is not transferable except that if a contractor purchased and applied the product to the property for you, then the warranty is transferable to you. If this product, when applied and maintained according to product application and maintenance instructions to a properly prepared surface, fails to perform to your complete satisfaction, Minwax shall, upon presentation of proof of purchase, either replace an equivalent quantity of product free of charge or refund the original purchase price. For a replacement or refund please contact customer service at 1-800-523-9299. This warranty shall not apply to any defect, damage, or product failure resulting from improper surface preparation, structural defects, environmental damage, failure of a previous product, deterioration or defect in the underlying substrate, or improper application or maintenance of the product. Your exclusive remedy, and Minwax's sole liability, under this warranty is the replacement of product or refund and does not include labor or costs associated with the application or removal of any product. IN NO EVENT SHALL MINWAX BE LIABLE FOR ANY TYPE OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT PURCHASER IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL HAVE THE SAME DURATION AS THE ABOVE EXPRESS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or limitations on incidental or consequential damages, so portions of the limitations above might not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.