Q: We’re installing pine wood floors. Should we use a sealer after it’s sanded, but before it’s stained? If so, what sealer do you recommend that will allow proper absorption of the stain?
A: I never use those sealers. With soft wood in particular you need to work at a steady rate and not leave drips or puddles sit long, as in more than 5 seconds. I apply stain a row at a time, say 3 feet wide on hands and knees with a rag. Apply the entire length of the row and then go back and remove the excess with another cloth.
Staining before install
Would it be easier to stain a new pine floor before it is laid? If this is the case, could we go ahead and give one coat of finish? The last part of my question is, would we have to stain the ends of the boards when we cut them…
Staining previously waxed floors
Q: I put 3/4 inch tongue and groove hardwood floors I had run myself in my cabin, about 15 years ago. Since then they've never been sanded or anything else, just waxed. Tonight I'm sanding them with an orbital sander and I'm not real concerned about getting them perfectly smooth.…
Staining fir floors
We are refinishing our fir floors. We have used a dark stain called jacobean. The color looks great. Now we have put a satin polyurethane on, and it has appeared to make the tone more of a red color.
Staining pine or maple
What is the best product for staining pine and maple floors? I need the stain to spread evenly and not dry blotchy.
Accidentally walked on floor before staining
Q: I am having my floor refinished and the professionals are water popping the wood. I was told not to walk on the floor between the popping and stain process, but I accidentally did when I was asked by my contractor to get him something from a back bedroom. I…
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