Dark Stain on new unfinished White Oak
My wife and I are planning several remodel projects for a home we just bought.
we are planning to install about 2000 SF of unfinished white oak hardwood flooring (yep, a-LOT)! ...my wife is crazy like that! I'm thinking Lumber Liquidators, select white oak. Evidently, the white oak takes stain "real nice"!
my GC feels comfortable installing the floor, but doesn't have experience sanding, staining and putting down poly on traditional hardwood floors.
I've priced it out and it's about $4 sf to have this done.
I'm thinking I can do it myself:
Sand with 60, 100 and then 120 grit.
Stain with Minnwax Jacobean/Ebony 50/50 mix (pretty darn dark)
(3) coats of oil based poly.
Does anyone out there have experience with this? How hard is it, really??? Any special advice? How many micro-brews (6) packs should I plan for this project?
I'm planning to do (5) bedrooms, a hallway, a new kitchen and (2) family rooms.
FWIW, we are buying the house in two weeks and we will not be moving in untill June 2012.
any thoughts would be great!