November 30, 2016

DIY Driftwood Hardwood Floors

Hey party people! Our work up North is completed and we are driving down to Florida as you read this. It's been a crazy year so far and now I should have some more time to work on the RV Makeover! I am so excited to tackle that. In the meantime, I have this amazing  floor tutorial for you. It makes your floors easy enough for you to DIY them!


  • Hard Maple Flooring 
  • Sand 120, 320


We had our floors sanded by professionals, since this is the trickiest part to refinishing floors when using Weatherwood Stains. Normally, floors are tricky all the way around- sanding, staining, and topcoating, but we make things easier with our products. We had them sanded to a 120 grit and them they were ready for stain.
Another option is to purchase wood that's presanded and ready for a stain.

After sanding- you can apply a heavy coat of  Weatherwood Stains' Reclamation wood stain. Do not wipe off- allow wood to absorb stain. This timelapse video condensed 30 minutes into a few seconds. You're gonna love watching it! It looks so cool-- the gray just sort of appears out of nowhere. You can see that I applied a heavy coat of stain and then the wood does the rest. [Do NOT ever wipe Weatherwood Stains off!]

After the floors were completely dry, we had them sanding with a high grit, 320, just to smooth them out. It was a very light sanding, so it didn't effect the color at all. 

We use Weatherwood Stains' Maintenance Oil White to lighten the stained wood look. For professionals, this can also be applied with a floor buffer, but I didn't have one so I applied it by hand. First, shake very well! Wipe on the maintenance oil white with a clean white rag. Rub the oil into the wood and make sure there's no streaks. After 3-5 minutes the wood has absorbed all the topcoat it can. Use a CLEAN white rag to remove any excess from the wood. Allow the table (project) to set for 12-48 hours. Do not touch!

We used allowed the Maintenance Oil to cure out for 48 hours then came back over it with Weatherwood Stains' Polyurethane Topcoat to lock in the wood color. Now the floors will never need ongoing maintenance or care. They're ready to enjoy for a lifetime.

If you have any questions, please let me know! I would love to help you get the perfect wood floor.
One more thing, if you're looking to achieve this color on your OAK FLOORS, you will want to use this stain: Weatherwood Stain's Light Oaking.

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