DryServ® Dust-Free Refinishing is an innovative wood floor refinishing system that makes it easier to product beautiful floors with less mess. The fast and easy-to-use 3-step process means wood floors can be recoated one day and walked on the next 2 Hours.

  • Easy, proven 3-step process
  • Less prep and clean up
  • Eliminates the dust, noise and mess of traditional methods
  • Works with site-finished and most prefinished wood floors

Water-based vs. oil-based

Water-based polyurethanes provide a clear finish and have low odor. You can recoat them in two hours and clean your tools with water. If you start early enough in the day, you can apply the recommended four coats and sleep in the room that night.
Oil-based polyurethanes leave an amber glow and require fewer coats. But the five-hour wait between coats and 12-28-hour wait after the last coat will put a bedroom out of commission for a few days—and you’ll have to put up with a strong odor.

Both water based and oil based poly offer good protection; the biggest difference is in appearance. If you love the natural look of maple, apply a water-based (waterborne) polyurethane. They appear milky in the can, but go on clear and remain clear. They’ll slightly accent the character of your wood without giving it the amber tint of an oil-based poly. (However, some woods, like the oak shown, cry out for that amber tint.) Water-based finishes dry fast—most within two hours—so you can apply several coats in a day and use the room that night. They have minimal odor and clean up with water to

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Faster Cure Times

DryServ® NXT is the fastest curing finishes on the market. It is 90% cured in 24 hours. This means less downtime and you can be back on the floor faster. It also means that the VOC is removed from the floor faster.

Faster Dry Times

Multiple coats of waterbased finish can be applied in one day. The coating job will take less time and the floor can be back in use faster.


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  • Oil-Based


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