I would like to stain a checkerboard pattern on my heart pine floor. How can I make a straight line without the stain bleeding under tape?

Jeanne asked 5 years ago

My old kitchen floor was covered with 2 layers of vinyl. We stripped the old tar paper off using hot water and towels. Now I have bare heart pine. I would like to stain a diagonal checkerboard pattern using black stain on every other square, and then just clear polyurethane on the other squares.

I am not sure how to get straight lines as the stain will likely bleed into the dry bare wood. Any suggestions you might have would be a tremendous help!

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