Make a bold, contemporary statement with woodstain black floors
What you'll need
Preparation is everything!
- Remove any existing coatings and sand the timber to a smooth finish. Don't forget to clean away any sanding dust before coating.
- 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.
- Test your solution on a scrap piece of timber to ensure you love the look.
Time to stain
- 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!
- 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.
- Stain 2-3 floor boards at a time, covering the full length of the board.
- Allow the stain to penetrate for 2-5 minutes.
- Wipe off the excess with a clean, soft cloth. Don’t forget about the edges of adjoining sections!
- Once dry, seal with a coat of Feast Watson Timber Floor Oil. This will preserve the stain and provide durability in high traffic areas.
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