We had carpet over our hard wood floors. Decided to remove carpet and go with the hard wood floors. The floors were dated so we sanded them down to bare wood. The bare wood looked very nice.
We made our own wood filler using elmers glue and shavings from sanding the floor. We filled all holes and let that dry overnight. We then sanded down the areas where wood filler was used.
We prepped the area and the floor, then applied the first coat of minwax semi-gloss polyurethane to the floor.
The areas where we filled holes doesn't accept the minwax. The wood looks like it has blotches in it. The glue has sunk into the wood, keeping the finish from embedding itself in the wood.
We are greatly saddened. :(. Because the floor looks great in most of the areas, but in the areas where we replaced the holes it looks pretty bad.
What can we do to remedy this situation? We would rather not start all over.
Here are pictures of what i'm talking about....