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Your picture reveals, to my eyes, an unfortunate situation. The areas where the sun is illuminating the finish reveals that you did not sand enough, the original finish remains and that is the cause of the uneven absorption of the stain. If you really want it to look right you will need to start over, this time spending more time with the sandpaper, ...


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You'll never get it to match. Even if you bought the exact same stain and exact same varnish, it still wouldn't match because the rest of the floor has aged. The only real solution to this is to refinish the entire floor by sanding it down and re-staining. While a lot of work, it is in the realm of do-it-yourselfers if you have the right tools and some ...


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I suppose I should post the solution we eventually came up with. We tried everything. Goo-gone. Soapy water. Various hardwood floor cleaners. Alcohol. Windex. Dry ice. Steam. Swiffer Wet Jet. Industrial Strength Adhesive Remover. None of these made the cleaning much easier, and even after hours of scraping and wiping, the foam still left nasty ...


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Yes, wood is a concern and you should have a noncombustible hearth extension around the fireplace opening. It looks like your proposed layout is not appropriate. Assuming you are in the US and subject to the IRC building code, Chapter 10 covers the requirements for fireplaces. The requirements vary depending on whether the fireplace is masonry (i.e. made of ...


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I had a similar situation and scraped with plastic putty knife, washed with dawn dish soap and goof off, and washed again with dawn dish soap. A lot came up, but the stains still appeared. A lot of time an effort went into this too - I'd suggest to sand it, stain it, and poly it. Save yourself the hassle and time.


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I'm not sure it wouldn't make matters worse, but I'd almost be tempted to try steaming the wood to see if one could get the compressed fibers to expand back into place. Definitely test in an unnoticeable place first, but in theory... (I have a similar mark or two so I've been pondering this.)


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There are lots of ways to deal with these localized scratches... You can place a rug over that part of the floor. Position a piece of furniture over the scratched area. You could reduce the lighting in that area and wear sunglasses inside. It may be possible to sand and re-finish the whole floor if the wood is a solid wood and it has not been refinished ...


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This scratches are hardly visible so if you ask me I wouldn't do anything. But I can understand if this is bothering you; if this is the case I'm afraid that there are no hacks to fix this thing (from your question ii have realized that you are asking for a easy solution).Right way to fix it is to sand the floor and then apply lac as finishing layer. ...


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I had this happen in 2007. I put too much stain(MinWax) on the floors and the air conditioning went out in the house so it was too moist for it to dry. I wiped it all down but found it too dark in spots. We ended up resanding and starting from scratch. I would try wiping it down and if not too dark, good. I would also turn up the air conditioning if you have ...



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