Jerri Nicholson Flooring November 22nd, 2018 - 03:40:41
The different steps that are required to finish a hickory wood floor today. We're gonna show you how to stain the floor as well as how to topcoat the floor. Staining is a nice option because it gives you the ability to achieve any color that you want on a Hickory floor and of course the top coats are important because that's what's going to protect your floor against the day-to-day traffic. Where spills things like that. So that your floor can last a lifetime, so the first step in the process of finishing a hickory wood floor is to choose your stain.
We've chosen a light brown color that is going to make those tones of the Hickory more continuous, a more monochromatic color floor versus the color variation. You see here, one of the things about Hickory is it's a very, very hard wood. So it's helpful to use a stain with finer pigments, we're gonna take a lambswool applicator, which is simply a lamb's wool pad attached to the end of a drywall, sanding pole and we're going to dip that into our stain bucket. We then start at one end of the room and we brush the stain on fairly heavily so that we can allow it to penetrate the wood very deeply.
You want to make sure you cover all the spots equally so that you don't get bitchiness or unevenness in your stain once the stain has been applied. You want to let it sit for a little bit, probably a minute to five minutes, depending on the stain you're. Using the longer you let the stain sit. The darker the color of the floor will be. Our next step is to wipe off the excess stain. We use a clean white cotton cloth to do that with and you just go and make sure that your excess stain is off the entire floor.
You want to switch rags frequently, but you can see that we'll pull off all the excess stain leaving you a nice rich color that is just in the wood planks and not on top of the world. So now that we've applied our stain to our Hickory floor and wiped off the excess stain, we've allowed it to dry for six to twelve hours and we're ready to top coat the floor.
We're going to be top coating with high resin rung oil, which is a penetrating oil finish that is very easy to maintain and can be spot repaired quite easily as well. Our first step is to take the same lamb's wool applicator. We used for the stain and you're really going to drench it into the high resin rung oil really absorbing and saturating that lamb's wool.