How to Stain Wood Floors

Staining wood floor is not difficult as we may think.  We can do it at home by ourselves.




  • stain
  • paint tray
  • paint stirrer
  • mop
  • floor sander
  • clean rags





Sand Floors

Prepare the floors by sanding and remove all sawdust thoroughly.

Mop the Floors

Use a wet mop or wet rag to remove the specks of dust and grains completely, and allow to dry for at least 30 minutes.  This will cause the wood to better accept the stain.

Test the Stain

Test the stain in a unnoticeable area of the floor or on a sample piece of wood before applying it to the entire floor.

Apply The Stain

Apply the stain with a rag, sponge or an applicator. Make sure it is applied evenly and watch for drops and pooling.  Work from one side to the other.   Let dry completely per the stain’s instructions.

Remove Excess Stain

Wait for at least at least 10 minutes to allow the stain to soak into the wood, then wipe out some excess stain.

Add Protective Coating

The stain only adds color or tone to the wood but does not protect the wood. Add a layer of polyurethane or another protection over the finished stain to protect the wood.

Allow To Dry

Let everything to set and dry completely before adding furniture or anything into the space.