Refinishing parquet wood floors - fixing scratches and staining

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06-20-2017 01:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: refinishing floors scratches stained parquet question


I decided to rip out my carpets and keep and refinish the parquet wood flooring beneath. Sanded it down to bare wood. Fixed loose pieces. Stained it and then it was time to seal. I started with a product called Bourne Gleam. Which I was told will seal all spaces between certain tiles and would seal and protect the wood. The Bourne gleam requires 3 Coats and in-between each coat you need to sand it down. After the first coat 100 grit and after the second a 220 grit.

Being as that I’m a complete newbie to this kind of thing, I need some advice please.

After applying the first coat, we sanded “lightly” using the 100grit paper. Resulting in scratches, some marks that look like water damage and stain being “lightened” in certain areas. In addition, the cracks/spacing between some of the blocks never sealed over or filled in as I was told they would.

These things are quite obvious especially at certain angles and Im not sure that applying the second coat is the correct to thing to do.

So my questions are :
1: how do I fix the change in colour of the staining?
2: how do I fix the scratches and marks?
3: would I be able to do so without sanding it all down to bare wood again?
4: what do I do with the spacing between blocks? It’s only in certain areas but goes up to about 5mm apart.

Would appreciate input and assistance. Thanks.

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