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Hardwood floors refinishing /bleaching stains

Posted by Sinclair on April 2nd, 2002 01:47 PM

I was instructed by a refininishing hardwood floor book to neutalize the Oxylic(sp) Acid bleach applied to my hardwood floor stains with a mixture of baking soda and distilled water. The procedure of removing the stains proved very successful, after 3 "washes" with plain distilled water. The final step called for the baking soda/distilled water combination final wash (before re-sanding). This has caused a brown greenish tint to the oak flooring in the areas that had been bleached. The sad thing is that before the "neutralizing" step, the floor area that had been previously badly stained, was actually looking very good by the bleaching process. Now, I simply am at a loss as to what to do. I have not yet completed the final suggested "step" of re-sanding the area and wonder if several clear (distilled) water "washes" may resolve the problem. Please advise.

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