Applying Stain To Hardwood Floors With A Roller: Easy Steps To Stain

The hardwood floors plank is made up of a dry piece of timber. Hardwood floor is child and pet-friendly. The lifespan of the hardwood floor is nearly 50-60 years if cared properly. Sometimes it gets damage or stain and needs to repair or replace.

Steps And Items needed To Stain Hardwood Floor With Roller

Here are easy steps and items needed to apply stain on the hardwood floor with a roller:

Items Needed

  • Rollers
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mineral spirits
  • Painter's tape
  • Roller trays
  • Cleaning rags
  • Polyurethane protective coating
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Small paintbrushes

Preparing The Floor

  1. Remove: The first step to apply stain on a hardwood floor by roller is to remove anything from the floor, like furniture, electric appliances or other things.
  2. Painter's Tape: Now install painter's tape to avoid bleeding of new coating on the corners of the hardwood flooring. The users can also use the cut up- plastic bags in this type of work.
  3. Attach: Attach a soft brush (nozzle) to the vacuum cleaner. Now vacuum full floor to remove all dirt, dust, and other debris from floor.
  4. Sand: Now sand the hardwood floor with sandpaper ( 150 grit) to make roughen surface for new coating.
  5. Vacuum: Vacuum again to remove sawdust which results after sanding.
  6. Mineral Spirits: The user need to wipe the hardwood floor with dipped rag cloth in mineral spirit. This process will remove all dirt from hardwood floor.
  7. Dry: Now let the floor to dry completely.

Applying The Coating

  1. Pour: Pour little paint or stain in a small bucket (plastic). Use 2-3 inches wide small paint brush to paint edges of the floor near the baseboard.
  2. Roller Tray: Use roller tray to pour the stain and start applying the stain with roller. Use overlapping, straight strokes to achieve a perfect finish.
  3. Apply A Second Coat: Now apply a second coat of the stain in same way but the first coat should be fully dry. Allow the floor to dry before applying the polyurethane.
  4. Polyurethane: Use a new roller to apply polyurethane on hardwood floor.
  5. Dry: Now, allow the hardwood floor to dry completely before walking or moving furniture on it.
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