staining a floor problems

Old 02-22-08, 12:21 PM
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staining a floor problems

anyone got any tips on how to even out the lines formed where areas of stain were applied and met each other? the problem developed as i got to the end of a room and only a narrow strip of floor remained(2-3 feet). i couldn't kneel on the areas i had already stained so i had to do one block of floor at a time and gradually back out of the room. this has left some ugly areas (lines) where the blocks of stain met and i did a poor job of evening out the finish as i wiped the stain off. now they are dry. what to do?
Old 02-22-08, 12:51 PM
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Wiping it with wet thinner rag might help, if that lightens it too much try a stain rag. Last resort - sand and restain
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Even stainging

The only way I can get no overlap marks is to tape the floor and do it in sections--I do three 2-1/4 widths at a time. When the taped section is done, you do have to put tape over the stained section, and some of the stain will come off (the dark lines from the oak will come out). I had to go back and touch up with a nail to those areas, but it came out great.

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