|Forum topic by Canofworms||posted 06-22-2014 11:18 PM||9947 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-22-2014 11:18 PM
OK. So I posted a bunch of questions and tried several things and decided to put it up here for your comments and to help others in my dilemma.
The problem is that the staples and nails in the hundred year old white oak floor got wet several time over the years. Whether it is water or urine I don’t know, but there are a lot and it will be really unsightly if not addressed.
So you see it is pretty bad.
I have 6 products to try out:
Tsp 1 tbls to 4 oz warm water
Results: Naval jelly and Barkeepers friend worked the best. But naval jelly seemed to give even better results after I removed and rinsed with water and went to the store to find a neutralizing agent of baking soda (two hours later.)
Barkeepers friend seems to be the better because the naval jelly leaves a concerning pink hue if left too long and is caustic.
The pics in order are TSP, CLR, LEMON, rubber Eraser, Barkeepers friend and NAVAL JELLY.
This is the naval jelly after sitting a few hours not neutralized.
One thing to consider is that even a light sanding will bring the stain back.*
And here is what it looks like after using naval jelly over most of the stains.