Asked on Nov 18, 2019

How can I repair a large water stain on a hardwood floor?

Kelli L. MilliganCindyPeggy Burnette
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How can I repair a large water stain on a hardwood floor without refinishing the entire floor?

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  • Peggy Burnette
    on Nov 18, 2019

    Hi Donna, sorry you have a large stain on your hardwod floor. I hope this helps you fix the problem. How do you fix water damaged wood floors?

    How to Repair a Water-Damaged Hardwood Floor

    1. Mask off the surrounding boards with painter's masking tape. ...
    2. Mix oxalic acid crystals (available at paint or hardware stores) in 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) or so of hot water and stir to dissolve them. ...
    3. Pour, brush or sponge the solution on the stained area.

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  • Cindy
    on Nov 19, 2019

    Hi Donna. My name is Cindy. I recommend making a paste with salt and olive oil. Put it directly on the water stains. Let it sit at least an hour. Then come back and wipe it all up with a damp cloth. The salt will pull out any moisture and the olive oil will condition the wood. Repeat if needed.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 24, 2019

    It really all depends on the existing finish. If it was a refinished from factory floor you won't be able to match it. If it was finished on job it can be more easily matched. I'd call in a pro. Too easy to mess it up if you've never refinished anything.

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