Hardwood floor after it has been stained.
Lady uses a tool to sand and stain the hardwood floor area.
Sand the floors completely and remove all sawdust.
Man opens a can of stain to do a test on the hardwood floor surface.
Test the stain in an inconspicuous area of the floor or on a sample piece of wood before applying it to the entire floor.
Two ladies use a cloth to stain the hardwood floor surface.
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.
Pouring polyurethane mixture into pan to stain floor.
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.
Allow everything to set and dry completely before adding furniture or rugs into the space.
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