Floor refinishing advise needed
A few things I'm scratching my head about this floor project are....
After sanding, will any stain between the boards still show?
Would a water based finish still adhere if there was some traces of the old?
Can I go without a stain and still have it look good?
Are there any descent water based finishes available for a diy'er?
I would like to use a water based finish, due to the quick drying time, but the water based stains available don't seem to have the look that I had in mind....just not a very natural, rich look.
I have heard that an oil based sealer first will give it a good look.
Is this true?
Can I put water over oil?
The floor is about 80 yrs old......black ash, with a dark stain & has been refinished before.
It's really showing its age & needs several boards replaced that have splintered, chipped and been banged up.....kinda like me.