How to stain your floors black

Make a bold, contemporary statement with woodstain black floors

In a world where design trends come and go, one timeless and sophisticated style stands the test of time – the elegance of stained black floors! We invite you to follow @renowayoflife’s lead and explore the beauty of woodstain black floors.
Claire transformed her space with Prooftint in Black to make a chic, contemporary design choice that exudes understated luxury. Are you wanting to take the leap and stain your floors black? Read on to find out how.

Stained Black Flooring

What you'll need

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Feast Watson Prooftint™
Prooftint Colour Reducer
Feast Watson Prooftint™ Colour Reducer
Floor Sander
Paint Roller (Short Nap - Mohair)
Floor Finish Replacement Sock
Floor Finish Applicator & Lambswool Sock
Paint Brush
Timber Floor Oil
Feast Watson Timber Floor Oil

Preparation is everything!

  1. Remove any existing coatings and sand the timber to a smooth finish. Don't forget to clean away any sanding dust before coating.
  2. Make your staining solution: Dilute Prooftint in Black with Prooftint Colour Reducer to give you more time to evenly distribute the stain and achieve a uniform appearance. 1 part Prooftint mixed with 1 part Prooftint Colour Reducer will result in approximately half the strength of colour. So if you want to go darker, add more Prooftint.
  3. Test your solution on a scrap piece of timber to ensure you love the look.

Flooring Preparation

Time to stain

  1. Using a roller or Feast Watson Floor Finish Applicator and lambswool sock, apply the stain. Ensure your application is evenly distributed - we want an even finish! 
  2. Pro tip! Instead of cutting in the whole area first, cut around the edges and corners with a narrow brush as you go. Avoid lap marks by beginning at one edge and following through to a natural break, such as a door, window or corner.
  3. Stain 2-3 floor boards at a time, covering the full length of the board.
  4. Allow the stain to penetrate for 2-5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the excess with a clean, soft cloth. Don’t forget about the edges of adjoining sections!
  6. Once dry, seal with a coat of Feast Watson Timber Floor Oil. This will preserve the stain and provide durability in high traffic areas.
Need some more convincing? We've curated 5 compelling reasons why embracing this sophisticated style could be the transformative touch your space needs. If black isn’t your style, check out our Prooftint woodstain colours to find your perfect match.

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