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Re: Floorboards varnished... but wrong colour!
Reply #2 - Aug 13th, 2013, 5:33pm
 
Red added to green makes brown, so if you pick a coloured varnish that is at the red end of the spectrum, cedar perhaps, it should help to offset the green tinge. I have never tried this though so definitely try a small unobtrusive area first. If it doesn't work then I would do as BA suggests and pick a very dark oak colour to obliterate the green tinge.
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Re: Floorboards varnished... but wrong colour!
Reply #1 - Aug 13th, 2013, 11:28am
 
heeelllooo and welcome mellis8 Grin Grin Grin

unfortunately you cant go back green is a mixture off yellow and blue if i remember my primary colours rightly

you would need something perhaps with a brown colour to reduce the green but it will never cover it as its just an opaque colour wash to allow the grain to show through
something like dark oak perhaps but whatever happens try on a hidden area or offcut
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Floorboards varnished... but wrong colour!
Aug 12th, 2013, 10:47pm
 
We've just had 100+ yr old floorboards sanded and varnished (clear) throughout the house. Sadly half the boards in main rooms are about 30 yrs old - they were put in because of previous damp problems and were treated so have come up greenish! Quite a bad contrast to the rest of the victorian flooring. We were on holiday otherwise we'd have had them stained to approximate the rest of the room.

We don't have time or energy to stand a re-sanding... but I know I can't apply stain over varnish. BUT is there a way I'm not thinking of? Would a tinted varnish (eg again from Ronseal) work? If so, anyone any ideas of which tint when mixed with greenish will look more like antiqued pine? Wink

Many thanks!
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