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janiceoftucson

03:26PM | 06/26/01
Member Since: 06/25/01
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I took the carpets out of my 75-year-old house. The hardwood floors have a dark stain and have paint splattered on them. I have sanded in one section, and there are stains that appear to go deep into the wood. The wood is light and fine-grained. I don't know what kind. Will putting a darkish stain hide the old stains reasonably well?

Lawrence

01:56AM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
It mostly depends on what the mark on the floor is from. You might try bleaching it, but be very careful to not bleach past the edges because you could end up making it more pronounced. There are wood floor bleaching compounds designed to "unstain" a wood-stained floor.

After that, you have already sanded and done all you can do to remove the stain. Although staining the floor darker will make everything darker, it will help conceal the mark and make it less noticeable. I have lived with freshly-stained, very dark hardwood floors designed to do just that--conceal imperfections--and they look great; turned very so-so, poorly-maintained floors into very beautiful floors, once again.


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