Is a Kerosene stain on unfinished floor fixable?


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Old 01-05-07, 03:23 PM
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Is a Kerosene stain on unfinished floor fixable?

My contractor just installed unfinished white oak flooring and got kerosene on the floor. Is this going to leave a stain?
 
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Old 01-05-07, 03:26 PM
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Affected boards should be replaced to prevent adhesion problems when finishing.
 
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Old 01-05-07, 04:56 PM
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Welcome to the diy forums

How much kero was spilled? Was there any attempt to wipe it up or did the wood soak up a bunch?

If the spill was minor there is a good chance that sanding will remove it. It shouldn't harm oil base stains and finishes but could cause probems with water base poly.
 
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Old 01-05-07, 06:28 PM
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thanks for the welcome. The spill was about 4 inches in diameter. We hadn't decided weather or not to use oil or water base. They also stepped on a package of mayonnaise. Needless to say... we are not too pleased by this sloppiness!
 
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They have not sanded it yet, so let them do there thing. You can do lots of things that don't involve moisture, before it is sanded and be just fine.
 
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Old 01-06-07, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Idgythecat
They also stepped on a package of mayonnaise. Needless to say... we are not too pleased by this sloppiness!
This is fairly normal for new construction. Everyone has their own job to do and unfortunately most aren't overly concerned about the work of others 95% of the time it isn't a big deal. The finish product should be fine.
 
 

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