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 Post subject: Problem mid way through refinishing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Hello all,
Our whole 1st floor is white oak (built in late 1940's) We are in the middle of redoing our kitchen. We had white oak put in to match the dining room. (It was cut in to look like it was always one floor and not a new install). With 3 coats of poly down, we have problems and I want to understand our options.

Background: In 2000 I refinished the floors myself using Bona traffic. I used the lightest stain possible.

I told this to the floor guys. They sanded the dining room and kitchen and only clear coated the floor. Here are the issues:

1. The dinning room still has that amber look, but is lighter than before. It no longer matches the living room which is darker. The floor guy wants us to just redo the living room and hall to match the new color. However, this leads to issue 2 and 3.

2. Oddly there are sections near 2 of the dinning room walls that are miscolored. Near one wall the color there is a 2'x6' section that the finish is even lighter- almost bleaches out (Reminds me of the look after an area rug covered a section for many many years.). The other wall is similar - lighter, but more blotchy looking.

And lastly
3. The kitchen came out brown- gorgeous, but markedly different coloring. No Amber coloring at all. It looks goofy because they did the cut in to the old floors so some boards in the dining room look brown, while others look amber.

We are going to meet with the contractor and floor guy about what to do next. They were floating the idea of adding more poly with tint. I'm afraid this solution will be a temporary fix- that as the new poly wears it'll look bad in the high traffic area ( especially with 2 dogs).
Is there any good remedy short of sanding them down and starting over?


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