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 Post subject: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:02 am 
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I left two pieces of furniture which had some kind of nickel bottom on my hardwood floor for some years

https://drive.google.com/file/d/106-O7h ... sp=sharing

They left stains as you can see here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u-Vghk ... sp=sharing

I was wondering if there was any decent way to get rid of those without sanding the whole thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:44 am 
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Sanding is the best way; depending on the finish (if its oil based) you can try a light steel wool and a reoiling, but if its been years, then the stain likely penetrates further into the wood.

In short, it can be fixed but any repair would be noticeable compared to the rest of the aged floor. Sorry


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 Post subject: Re: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:26 pm 
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You could try a super-saturated solution of oxalic acid. It will take out rust stains and lighten pet stains. It's worth a try , before you sand, but water stains penetrate into the surface so you may never get them out.
Mix as much oxalic acid into almost boiling water as you can and use it hot. It may lighten the area around the stains, so use a brush to a sponge to keep the solution near the stain. It could take multiple applications.


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 Post subject: Re: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:52 am 
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Just as a follow-up.

I confirm that oxalic acid works surprisingly well

It took huge amounts of elbow grease and some hours, but it worked

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJttXZ ... sp=sharing

We'll see what it gives when I oil all that back

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 Post subject: Re: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Looks like you need a sand an finish on the whole floor anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
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Looks like you need a sand an finish on the whole floor anyway....dude.

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 Post subject: Re: Remove nickel stains on hardwood floor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 am 
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Buff with #2 steel wool before oiling. You will get a nice old looking floor.
It will take 2 coats to make the shine close to even, buffing after the first coat has hardened.


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