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Old 10-23-20, 07:17 AM
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White stain

I used Minwax simply white stain on my oak floors but it covered more like white paint. Is there a way to sand or buff it to lighten it up, to make it look more whitewashed stain?
 

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10-23-20, 11:40 AM
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Get some Scotch brite pads, paint thinner and rags and maybe a pair of rubber gloves and kneepads. You might be scrubbing for a while. And do it asap.
 
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Did you wipe off the excess after a few minutes or did you put it on like paint and let it dry?
 
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I was trying to keep a 'wet edge' so I finished the small room and by the time I got to that, it was dry.
 
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Get some Scotch brite pads, paint thinner and rags and maybe a pair of rubber gloves and kneepads. You might be scrubbing for a while. And do it asap.
 
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... and be sure to open the windows for fresh air ventilation while you scrub with thinner!
 
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This is the reason the instructions on the Minwax website has in bold print DO NOT ALLOW STAIN THAT HAS NOT PENETRATED INTO THE WOOD TO DRY ON THE WOOD SURFACE.

I would hope they put it on the label of every can too.
 
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