Hi - Any adice on this would be much appreciated. I had my kitchen floor sanded and stained several years ago. The colour I chose is Terraccota which turned out to be too reddish ( seemed like a good idea at the time). I decided to live with it but now that I am retired I thought I would restain it. I can't afford to have it professionally done and don't fancy the palaver of sanding again. Therefore, is it possible to stain over the current stained floor boards with a lighter colour.
In a word, no. Any new stain can only darken the floor even more. I'd be thinking in terms of covering it with another material. Don't forget that sanding a floor reduces the thickness of the boards, sometimes to quite a large extent, especially in order to remove a penetrated stain.
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