There are many methods for applying antique coatings to hardwood floors. Stains, glass and finishes can be applied to existing wood or new wood. For wood floor stain colors to be available, the surface must be stripped or sanded to remove the wax and dirt that accumulates so that the new layer is properly attached. Old results don’t have to be completely removed if you want to maintain the old color as the basis for applying new stains on it.
As with all antique paintings or coloring, you can achieve whatever custom colors you like by combining different stain and glaze colors or using only one color. From my experience applying two or more colors in separate applications gives wood floor stain colors more character and is actually easier to hide differences in old wood colors or where old floors have new imperfections, damage or repairs.
12 Photos Gallery of: Applying an Antique Finish on Wood Floor Stain Colors
Before you start sanding or peeling wood floor stain colors from the old finish, select the area to make a color and texture test sample, the best place to sample is in a closet that has the same wooden floor or area on the main floor where furniture or carpet will cover the area your test. The best way to make a sample test is to use loose pieces of the same wood. Then make your sample on this as a way to see the various color tones that you can get only with different applications and the second coat.