Q: Should I apply a Thompson water sealer on a brand new oak wooden floor in my kitchen, before I stain it?
A: Absolutely not. The stain won’t penetrate the wood.
- 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…
- 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…
- Should we seal pine floors before staining?
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…
- Staining pine
Can we stain pine?
- Sanding sealer before the poly
I sanded down my HW floors and tested a clear oil-based poly which gave it a light, blonde/golden color. I had read that if you are not using stain that you should use a sealer before the poly. I put a "Clear-finish" Sanding Sealer on the floors and it made…
- Staining maple
I have a hardwood floor that looks like a gym floor. It is maple. I would like to stain it darker, however I've been told that staining this maple floor won't work and won't turn out?