Q: I have lap marks on my hardwood floor from the staining process. Is there any way of minimizing or removing these, short of starting all over again?
A: Sounds like the stain was applied row by row, which is the way I do it. After each row is applied, I will either wipe off the excess with a cloth, or buff it off with a polisher and carpet pad. If left too long, so that it is near dry before wiping, laps marks will happen. I have never had that problem myself. Perhaps some fine steel wool and a bit of mineral spirits will soften the over lap. have a clean cloth on hand to wipe off any stain that is pulled free. Be careful not to rub too hard.