Blotchy hardwod floor after sanding

Old 08-24-07, 06:36 AM
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Blotchy hardwod floor after sanding

I "finished" sanding the floor spending a lot of time going through all recommended 3 grades of sandpaper on the main area of the floor as well as the edge. While the floor looks much better than when I started I can't say I'm satisfied with the look. There are some dark/stain spots that did not sand out which I'm willing to live. What I don't like is where I have some blotchy areas. I circled a couple of areas in the photo.

I'm planning to use the Varathane water based finish.

1. Can I expect the floor to look exactly the same after the finish or will the finish itself tend to soften the botchy look?

2. Would I be better off using an oil based finish that I understand give a yellowish color to lessen the blotchy affect?

3. Suggestions?
Old 08-25-07, 04:21 PM
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Cool blotchy stain

cant get a look at photo no page available!
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