things got worse after the finish. He sanded the dark areas to try and lighten and made it look like a distressed floor, but only in the dark areas.
I won't even get in to what he did to my new hardwood stairs.
Oh well i guess its a good experience to see what some CHEAP customers go through when trying to find contractors to work on their home. This guy really talked like he knew what he was doing but couldn't follow through.
HUH?I'm not asked to stain floors very often and I explain to a lot of clients that think they need a stain to get the wood to have depth of color and character that the right sealer can usually get them where they need to be.
I really don't enjoy staining floors. Always a nail biter for me.
Well sure, a dark floor. But many customers use the terms stain varnish finish poly shellac as if they were all exactly the same thing. They often have little idea of what particular product will produce the look they are after.
If your client wants to make an oak floor look golden and amber there's no reason to over complicate the process. Oil urethane or an oil sealer with some Traffic on top will get you there.
I know its hard to read the word symbols and turn them into thought pictures but with some adderal and a little effort this might make sense to you, eventually.
So are you going to have it done right?Thanks pinwheel. I agree, I'm not a big fan of stained floors but we have cherry kitchen, doors and trim. Wife wants it to blend in. There was no way i was tearing up a good oak floor and installing cherry.
He's actually a great guy. I think he just needs more experience. After loading his equipment we had a friendly conversation and he was on his way.
Hes starting over right?Yes I am. have another finisher lined up. He was quite impressed with the existing results. He said he can fix most of it, but a couple of things, that I didn't see, might still show a little. I'm ok with that.
I'll follow up with how it turns out.