Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Black marks on an oiled oak floor

... So you’ve just had your oak floor fitted and you have sealed it with oil, and for some unknown reason there are now black marks on the boards. This occurs when the tannin in oak touches a wet or acidic environment and it causes a chemical reaction which leads to dark discolouration. The discolouration is caused by the following equation: Gallic acid + water + iron (III) iron (III) –gallate + acid


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