staining floor after

staining floor after

Hardwood floor after it has been stained.

Step 1

staining floor sanding

staining floor sanding

Lady uses a tool to sand and stain the hardwood floor area.

Prepare Floors

Sand the floors completely and remove all sawdust.

Step 2

staining floor test spot

staining floor test spot

Man opens a can of stain to do a test on the hardwood floor surface.

Test the Stain

Test the stain in an inconspicuous area of the floor or on a sample piece of wood before applying it to the entire floor.

Step 3

staining floor apply stain

staining floor apply stain

Two ladies use a cloth to stain the hardwood floor surface.

Apply Stain

Apply the stain with a rag or an applicator. Make sure it is applied evenly and watch for drips and pooling. Allow to dry completely per the stain’s instructions.

Step 4

staining floor polyurethane

staining floor polyurethane

Pouring polyurethane mixture into pan to stain floor.

Add Protective Coating

The stain only adds color or tone to the wood but does not protect the wood. Add a layer of polyurethane or another protection over the finished stain. Allow to dry.

Step 5

Let Dry

Allow everything to set and dry completely before adding furniture or rugs into the space.