Fixing a DIY blotchy stain, dirty finish job

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Q: A person helping my boyfriend re-finish my hardwood floors used a non stain-able, yellow carpenters wood glue to float the entire floor. The floor ended up with a blotchy stain job, so we re-sanded. Do you know of anything that may work to remove it or cover it up? Do you think we can cover it up by going over it with the correct product? Do you think we can use a stain with the varathane already in it or that a gel stain will work? In addition, my boyfriend thinks the bubbles and dirt particles I saw when he applied a coat of varathane are no big deal because they will sand out and I disagree. Who is right?

A: The best answer I can give you is this is not DIY work, as your floors appearance will testify. You need to hire a professional who knows what they are doing. I could sit here for the next hour outlining the various procedures for every step involved in producing a good looking stained floor, but that wouldn’t help you much because it still requires months to years of practice.

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