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Old 06-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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(Hardwood Floor) Darker stain over a lighter stain


I just had my bedroom hardwood floor sanded and stained. Pro has to come back tomorrow to finish. I would like the floor stain to be darker. I picked the stain color, but it's a 100 year old cape cod and the old oak wood has a few deep stains in it. A darker color would help blend these stains in.

Is it unreasonable to ask him if he could make the floor darker before he puts the finishing coats on it, or should I just bite the bullet and let him finish? Thanks in advance for any advice you can render.

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You can't really put a darker stain on top of a lighter stain. The floor will soak up what it can and then it really won't soak up much more. If you were willing to pay him to resand it, then it is not unreasonable to ask him to do so. Since he finish has not gone on yet their might be a bit of a discount.
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Thank you, that is what I thought.
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No problem. Sorry to hear about your issues.
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No problem. Sorry to hear about your issues.
Thanks, it's not that bad, really. I'm just being a little over critical. The house is over 100 years old - I should have went with a darker stain from the get go - my bad. It's not worth redoing - looks fine. A thousand percent better than it was. It's an old cape cod.
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