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How To Apply Wood Stain To Your Floors - Articles Surfing
If you apply wood stain then you need to choose the right one for the type of floor that you are using to avoid shoddy results.
Wooden floors in the home can help to give a clean and immaculate look, as well as having some great benefits compared to carpets. The price of wooden floors can range dramatically, but it depends upon a person’s budget and personal preferences mainly as to which one you choose.
No matter how much a person spends on the wooden flooring, it is agreed that looking after it is very important. Without looking after it, you could waste your money as it could end up scrawny, tattered or even damaged. There are quite a few things that you can do to treat your wooden floors to give them an extra protective layer, as well as making them look great at the same time. One method that you may want to try is to stain or varnish them.
There is more to it than just simply applying a stain to the flooring because there are various different types available and you shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that one will suit all wooden floors. By applying the correct floor stain it ensures that there is no splotching or streaking anywhere. You need to find one that is suitable for the type of wooden floor that you have. You will find that with the different types of wooden floor stains out there, they all have their pros and cons so always make sure that you have a look at each one to make a decision.
A pigmented wiping stain will be a good choice of stain to use if your floor is made from hickory, oak or even ash wood. Basically with this type of stain it is a diluted varnish and because of this it helps to keep particles in it from wiping away from the pores in the wood. To apply the wiping stain you need to use lots of cotton free lint rags to avoid having to pick lint from the dried floor later on. You need to plan how you will stain the floor so that you start from one end and go right to the other. You also need to apply the stain and afterwards check to see if you have missed any spots. It is a good idea to fill in any spots that you missed as soon as possible, as it may be harder later on when it has dried.
If you want to stain your floor then you need to know what you are doing, otherwise you may apply the wrong stain or apply it incorrectly. If you do make any of these mistakes then you could end up with extremely shoddy results.
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