A: The ultraviolet rays that can burn and age our skin will affect any organic material, including wood. While the little color samples supplied by stain manufacturers allow a general guide as to which colors a customer may like,that color on an actual wood floor can be affected by numerous factors: the wood species, the abrasive sequence, the lighting in the room, the color of the paint on the walls, whether the floor was waterpopped or not, and more.
Use a two-part bleach if you want to strip the natural coloring from the wood fibers and to partially lighten pigment-based wood stain (two-part bleach does not lighten dye-based stain): Mix equal measures of sodium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide – components of a two-part bleach – in a plastic or glass container as directed by the product manufacturer.
Some contractors still start creating a white floor by bleaching it, although this method isn’t as common as it used to be. Because bleaching the floor actually damages the structure of the wood cells, thereby prematurely aging the wood, many people are firmly against it. However, those who do bleach advise using a species such as red oak or maple—never white oak,as it can turn green when bleached, and its tannic acid may chemically react with the bleach, actually creating foam on the floor.
Always make up or purchase more stain than you will need, if you stop halfway through you will notice the overlap (also the colour may be slightly different from a different stain batch and it is difficult to mix the same colour twice) By the same token always allow yourself enough time to finish the section you are on without interruption so lock up the kids, switch the mobile off and go to the loo first.
After the desk dried, we took out the drop cloths, moved the desk into its proper position, and also brought back the green bookcase, which was the only piece of furniture that we had for the guest room before deciding to turn it into an Etsy office I’m not sure I like it style wise in the space, but we’re still in that The Middle Makes No Sense” part of putting together the room, so it works for now.