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Hardwood floor discoloration. I bought a home and a portion
Hardwood floor discoloration.I bought a home and a portion of the hardwood floor is either water stained or scratched/stripped.Do you have any experience with anything like this?… read more
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You are such a goldmine of information. Thank you for being
You are such a goldmine of information. Thank you for being there. All of the interior doors and trim in my home are oak. That may be dated, but it is attractive and I do not wish to cover it with pai… read more
Eric M. Bright
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I just had new Maple hardwood floors laid, sanded, stained and finished in my new kitchen. The finish is a mess. It is cloudy and looks like a paint brush was dragged through it and it looks plastic. … read more
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