Maple Floor Nightmare

blakeysmommyNovember 22, 2011

Hi Everyone,

We just had our newly installed maple floors stained brown and they look horrible! We had no idea they would be so blotchy. Our wood guy never told us they would be blotchy. Instead he said he could stain them to look like dark walnut floors. He hasn't stained the first floor yet and we're having him sand off the stain upstairs (at our cost, unfortunately)to try again. Does anyone know if there is a way to stain maple floors without blotchiness? We don't want to leave them natural with a clear coat because it doesn't go with our look. I would greatly appreciate any help.

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woodfloorpro

Water pop and use Nano Stain by Parks or alkaline dye, & stain, still best to water pop. Maple does not stain well. The mentioned methods work well for us.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 10:46PM
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blakeysmommy

Thank you! Is Nano Shield by Parks the same thing? Did you mean "aniline" dyes? Which of those two work better? Were you able to stain the maple without blotchiness?

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 11:02PM
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woodfloorpro

Nano Shield is the polyurethane. Both made by Parks.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 1:01PM
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glennsfc

Maple is a specie that is very difficult to stain. Good luck.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2011 at 1:06AM
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