John Hyatt Question
Hi John.....Kim here. I'm the one working on the mahogany porch with the nail stains. I gave your suggestion a try. I used a nail set, filled the holes with TitebondIII and sawdust, then sanded away. I really like the idea/process now that I've done it. My problem is that I still can't get the stains out. A couple came out, and others looks not even close to coming out. So, I'm left with some thoughts.....
- Should I go with a lower grit paper to really rip it down? I used 80 grit..
- Should I use a larger nail set? I believe you mentioned using a larger nail set. Now that I've tried this I'm assuming that is so that you punch out more of the stain.....ie......less stain to sand out. ?? Is there a size you suggest?
- I'm using a cheapo black and decker ROS. Would a better quality ROS get me better results? Some different kind of sanding tool altogether?
At this point I would really like this plan to work. But I'm weighing the cost benefit here. (lol.....thinkstoomuch!). If I can get this process to work in a reasonable amount of time, I would like to do it. But I can't subject my neighbors to day after day after day of listening to the ROS! I think one full weekend of sanding would be as much as I could subject them to. If what I've tried so far is as good as it's going to get, I can't imagine all this effort would be worth it to still have stains showing.
To give you an idea of size.......I'm dealing with 300 square feet, plus two sets of stairs.