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Does Xylene remove the stain?

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BMC
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If I use Xylene to strip the sealer off the floor, will I need to restain afterward? Does Xylene affect the stain/color of the floor?

Thanks!!!

crete
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xylene should not affect the

xylene should not affect the floor (color) though on another board I saw someone complaining that it did. Make sure you have the area throroughly cleaned before resealing.

Also if you are stripping a floor, consider using Zep floor stripper (home depot) and a black pad on a buffer. It is MUCH easier than xylene or ks3. I just had to strip a few hundred square feet a week or so ago and used the zep on recommendation from Condes (board member) Worked wonders.

Good luck.

::chris