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  • Cleaning water stains from hardwood flooring

    Last winter we had some water damage around the sidelight of the front door and it stained the hickory hardwood flooring. Last weekend I removed the front door and added flashing tp the sill and sides of the framing, repaired the jamb and re installed the front door.

    I've now sanded through the floor finish but the stain seems to be through the wood. Is there a way to clean this prior to refinishing it or am I going to have to remove and replace these boards? The floor is only a couple of years old and I do have some leftover pieces.

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    This appears to be mold or mildew and I'm hesitant to just throw chemicals at it if I don't know what I'm doing. I got the bleach out and then stopped and thought I'd ask first.
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    I ended up replacing four boards and now just need to paint it all and replace the trim. It turns out the door is now about 1/4" farther to the right than where it started so I'll need to cut the trim on one side and find a board stretcher for the other.


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    A moral man does it.

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