Asked by: Holga Katsibin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st April, 2020

Can you stain wood floor lighter?

You can decide to stain your wood using a lighter-colored stain or go natural. After sanding, some types of wood may have a lighter natural appearance hence no need of staining. There are plenty of wood stain you can go for depending on your desired color if you need something more conspicuous.

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Correspondingly, can you stain hardwood floors lighter?

The answer is usually YES! Many homeowners don't realize that you can change the color of hardwood flooring when you refinish your floors. Yes, it's true…you can go light or dark or red tones or anywhere in between. Most are pleasantly surprised it doesn't matter if you are going light to dark or vice versa.

Similarly, can you stain wood floor without sanding? There are many options for refinishing an old wood floor. The best way to refinish wood floors without sanding is to use a technique called screen and recoat. This involves scuffing up the finish with a floor buffer and applying a refresher coat.

Also know, how can I lighten my hardwood floors?

Apply a lighter-colored wood stain to the hardwood floor, using rags. Dip a small corner of the rag into the desired wood stain, and wipe the rag over the hardwood floor to distribute the stain. Use long and even strokes when wiping the wood stain onto the hardwood floor, remembering to work with the grain.

Does floor stain dry lighter?

Keep in mind that while paint often dries darker than it looks at first when it's wet, but stain will usually dry lighter.

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