Discolored Hardwood Floors

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Old 08-17-10, 11:45 AM
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Discolored Hardwood Floors

Hello, I recently had new unfinshed red oak hardwood floors installed with minwax early american stain. In a few spots near the baseboard & kitchen island (about 6-8 inches off), there seems to be dulling/discoloration etc. It almost looks as if the area of concern did not receive a coat of polyurethane.

My thought was to buy more early american stain and apply it with a cloth to the area of concern and wipe off the excess. Then after it dries, add a coat of poly....??

Does anyone know how I can post a picture?
 
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Old 08-17-10, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by knsilbert View Post

Does anyone know how I can post a picture?
One method is to go to one of those free picture host sites like imageshack, get an account there and post the link to the pics here.
 
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How many coats of poly have you applied? sand and dust between coats? Do the areas in question feel rougher than the rest of the wood?

Often a light sanding and another coat of poly will fix the spots that don't quite look right. I couldn't tell for sure what the problem is from the pics
 
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Im not sure the exact process they used when they installed the floors, but I think they did 2 coats of Poly & sand/dust between coats.

Yes, the areas in question do feel a little rougher than the rest of the wood...

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How many coats of poly have you applied? sand and dust between coats? Do the areas in question feel rougher than the rest of the wood?

Often a light sanding and another coat of poly will fix the spots that don't quite look right. I couldn't tell for sure what the problem is from the pics
 
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It's probably the roughness and the way it reflects light that makes you think you see a color difference. The fix would be to sand, dust and recoat the floor. It would be difficult to just touch up the affected areas. IMO you should always go with 3 coats of poly, it's hard to get a decent job with just 2 coats.
 
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