Stain/poly combo experience?

Old 08-10-06, 06:27 PM
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Stain/poly combo experience?

I would like to try very dark floors in a few room. I hesitate to just stain the floor, as the change would be permanent.

The floors are oak and maple, and are due for a professional grade sanding.

I would like to try staining the floor to an even tone, doing one coat of poly, and then darkening them with a stain/polyurethane [Minwax makes some.]

The situation has been complicated by a large dog who ate something that disagreed with him; the result was on the floor for about ten hours, and stained it black in a couple of places.

Any advice or experience to share?
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I wouldn't use tinted poly/polyshades on a floor, as the poly wears away so will the color
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You may be able to bleach the dog stain and avoid the whole issue.
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This is something you don't want to be learning on!! Get a professional opinion, before you proceed yourself.

The boards may need to be replaced, if they have fungus growing into them.

Maple is one of the hardest woods to take stain. it tends to get blotchy.

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