We are in the process of finishing a cabin we purchased. Unfortunately the
pine wood flooring is already installed. Since we are WAY down a private
road (two track) we do not have electric yet. So while working there we are
using a generator. We have done well placing plastic under it when we take
it in from outside to store while we aren't there. But we recently had a
roof and siding put on and the builder who did the work spilled gasoline
from it on the unfinished pine flooring. And he walked in it. So I have
several large spots in the bedroom and foot prints in the living room. Our
plan is to eventually put a clear finish on it. Is there anything that will
remove the gas stains on the bare wood? If we cannot get the oily looking
stain out we will have to replace the wood, which will be a bit of a chore
as it is screwed down.
I don't exactly know the answer for you.
I have used mineral sprits to help clean engine oil that soaked into a
dresser top. The dresser is Cypress wood and was in a garage many
years ago, with car parts on it. It was given to me and I cleaned it
up and stained it. I still use it.
I still had to do some sanding to get the grain down a bit, so you
cannot see the stain.
Let the wood dry well before any finish.
"My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland
and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
I bet this will come out with sanding. After most of your construction is
done you will need to sand all of your floors any way. So take care of it
then. In the meantime don't bring the generator into the house, use
extension cords or the house's wiring..
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