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I'm in the final stages of repairing a floor plagued by two common ailments..."wee doggee pee" and "...leak somewhere"

Boards have been cut out and replaced...glued and nailed...no squeaks. I even managed to keep most of the tongue and groove in the new boards...

Now it's time to stain/poly...(just a few more to go)

You might recognize the floor color..."Polly Patina"...years of light discoloring what used to be a nice natural look...

The floor was originally poly'ed only...and now it's got that orangey/yellowey look to it...

Oh, woe is me...now how to duplicate that patina...? Sanding the whole floor and redoing is not an option...although I've offered it...

Minwax products I've tried already...Golden Oak, Ipswitch, Natural
Other products...Amber Shellac
Mixes I've tried...Shellac/Golden, Shellac/Poly

Most of the attempts have yielded a brownish rather than orange'ish...Wish I could still find my favorite "Gym Seal"

I gotta imagine you guys have run into this before...

Thanks in advance...Nick
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dye added to the poly...
follow the color wheel...
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I never gave the customers an option; "We're sanding the whole floor."
If we didn't, and they didn't like the results, you know who was on the hook, eh?
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Along the lines of what Dan is saying, you could match the color now but what will it look like after it gets it's own patina?
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I agree with Chuck. You could match using something like Trans Tint, but the color will change with the age, and the patina of the new pieces as it changes. Those new pieces will eventually darken down no matter what you do to match them to the existing floor.

I would let them know up front that you will match the color as best you can, but that it will change in the future and you can't be held responsible. The only real solution, Nick, is to sand it all down and finish it the same.
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I like the way it looks now lol
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You mean unfinished...?

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More info...customer finished it 4 years ago...used spar varnish only...no stain.

Got some in the garage so will do a test piece on Sunday...

Which one of you guys bought up all the gym seal in the world...? I know...that VOC thing actually killed it all.

Thanks for the sound advice...gonna take another shot at her on Sunday when I will show her all the cans of stuff I tried...

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More info...customer finished it 4 years ago...used spar varnish only...no stain.

Got some in the garage so will do a test piece on Sunday...

Which one of you guys bought up all the gym seal in the world...? I know...that VOC thing actually killed it all.

Thanks for the sound advice...gonna take another shot at her on Sunday when I will show her all the cans of stuff I tried...
Well, if it was done four years ago, then just use the same spar varnish (which I personally wouldn't have used) and wait another four years for the new stuff to patina to match.

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Well, if it was done four years ago, then just use the same spar varnish (which I personally wouldn't have used) and wait another four years for the new stuff to patina to match.

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and put the rest of the floor in stasis till then...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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