hard wood flor staining

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Old 06-08-08, 08:18 PM
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Question hard wood flor staining

I need help... we stained our floors and it turns out the color is too dark... how do we remove the stain? we have not put the finish on it. All we did was stain it with an oil based stain... Any suggestions??
 
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Old 06-08-08, 11:40 PM
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If you do not like stain color, then sand down to
raw wood and stain with stain color of choice.
 
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Old 06-09-08, 05:01 AM
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Ya, resanding would be the best way to remove the stain.

It's been my experience that many customers think they don't like the stain color they picked because they can't envision what it will look like when shiny. Stain alone tends to make the wood look dull and drab. You might want to take a scrap piece or 2 of flooring, stain it to match your floor and then apply a couple of coats of poly. The shine will reflect light and you might find the color ok after all. if so, that will save you a lot of work

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Old 06-09-08, 09:09 AM
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would i resand with all the grits or just one or two?
 
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You only need to remove the stain but that might require some aggressive sanding - depending on how deep the stain was obsorbed.
 
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