Stalled In Galveston: Need Hardwood Finishing Help - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

Stalled in Galveston: Need Hardwood Finishing Help

Hi, I am an avid diy'er and I am slowly renovating an old home little by little. I am stalled out on an issue and hope someone out there might be able to get me back on track. I recently pulled up carpet in my daughters room and decided to whitewash the floors so that I could still see the natural grain of the wood. Everything went fine with the stain and I read online that tung oil would be the best for getting a glossy topcoat that would protect the floors. The problem is that the tung oil makes the white stain look yellow and that is not what I was going for. I have only done half of the floor and I don't know how to move forward. Do I rent a sander an start over or can I stain over the tung oil and then use another product over that...which would then pose the question, what product do I use to seal and protect the floor without being yellow?


laurag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,448
Rewards Points: 14,026

#1 There is no mention of what the floor your trying to work on is made of.
#2 No pictures.
#3 Tung oil is only for bare wood.

You now have oil floating on top of the surface.
Not that you have put oil on it anything you do to it now in the way of sealing, staining, painting may fail becuse there's now oil filling the pores.
May have to go with a laminite or engineered floor now.


joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
laurag (06-04-2012)
Old 06-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

The floor was bare oak that I whitewashed then added the tung oil. Someone told me I could whitewash over the tung oil again and then add a sealer over the top but that was my fear that anything over the top would fail.

Would I be able to use a drum sander and take it down to the wood again and start over? Or should I just paint over all with an oilbased primer and paint and be done?
laurag is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem finishing hardwood floors Diygirlie84 Flooring 3 05-04-2012 10:49 AM
Infested hardwood flooring (how to prevent re-infestation) diyer_12 Pest Control 4 03-18-2012 07:37 PM
Finishing old hardwood floor Red Squirrel Flooring 2 07-07-2009 10:55 AM
5 Ways to carry on your hardwood floor shining brightly John_smith Flooring 3 02-24-2009 11:56 AM
Another Hardwood finishing question J187 Flooring 3 08-30-2006 09:12 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1