I refinished my 50 year old red oak floors last year, but I left one
4'x4' spot in the entryway unfinished. At the time, the entryway was
covered in two layers of old tile with tar and tar paper holding it
down. I finlly got all that out, and I want to match the two
What's the best way? I used four coats of satin finish oil based
varathane with no stain. The existing finish meets the raw wood along
the long seam between two boards. I was thinking lightly sanding one
existing board, then doing three coats of varathane on the raw wood,
and a final fourth coat on the whole thing, including one board wide
of the old floor. Will that match well?
Also, I was thinking of taping off the existing floor with blue 3m
masking tape so I don't get varathane on the finished floor. Is there
something better than masking tape?
Thanks in advance.