5 Tips On Staining Your Living Room Floor in Blue Bell, PA

5 Tips On Staining Your Living Room Floor in Blue Bell, PA

In looking for ways to update your living room, you might notice that it has been a long time since your hardwood floor was stained.

Of course, it’s not necessary to stain your floors so regularly but you may find that the nature of hardwood floors means that if you want them to look their best, it’s a good idea to periodically give them a new stain job.

With that being the case, let’s now look at and consider five tips on staining your living room floor in Blue Bell, PA

1. Remove Old Stain First

The first thing you’re going to really want to know about staining your floor in the living room is that it’s a fundamental requirement that you remove the old stain before you even think about adding a new stain as it were.

There may be some who will tell you that all you have to do in the world of adding stain is to just keep adding stains and never mind removing old stain — but this is far from the sage advice that the people sharing it might think that it is.

It’s much better to get your floor to a base level of preparedness and that means that the first thing you’ll have to do is to strip off all of that old stain — after all, you want your new stain to be level and even and given how worn stain can get you aren’t going to achieve that if you don’t remove all the old stain first.

2. Be Well Equipped For Staining

There are a number of pieces of equipment that you’re going to need in order to properly stain your floors, and it’s a good idea to get them all before the staining project begins so that you’re not scrambling about on the day of the project start trying to locate them in stores.

To stain a hardwood floor well you will need good sandpaper of a couple of grains (more on this next) as well as stain applicators, a good larger bucket in which you will be able to properly stir your stain, and perhaps personal protection equipment.

By being prepared you will know that you will do the best work on your floor.

3. Properly Sand

When it comes to staining your floor, you may think that all you need to do is remove the old stain and then apply the new stain.

Ideally, you are going to also want to sand the surface being stained twice — once with a rougher grain and once with a more fine grain to get the floor properly smooth and ready to be stained.

Doing this will help to ensure that you have a stain that will look better for a longer period of time.

4. Look For Dry Time On The Can

You may be well aware that you have to allow each coat of stain to properly dry before you think about applying the next coat of stain (and indeed there may be a need for a few coats of stain depending on how dark you want the stain to look) but did you know that the information you need is all on the can?

Every can of stain will have on it the time that it will take for a coat to dry — look on the can to find out this information and guide you during your floor staining project.

5. Finish With A Good FInish

Lastly, remember that a good stain job is only as good as the finish with which you are going to eventually protect it.

Every good stain on your floor has to have a protective coating – it’s separate from the stain itself and will ensure that the stain looks good.

Hiring a professional painting contractor like Aspen Painting is the guarantee of a flawless, durable, and high-quality paint job.
We have years of experience in cabinet and furniture painting with a long list of happy customers in Horsham, PA, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell, PA.
Call us today on 215-773-8422 for a FREE estimate to get started.

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