How to remove black stain from hardwood floor

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There is no doubt that hardwood is one of the best flooring alternatives for homes. However, hardwood also requires a great cleaning habit for it to maintain its look. Despite this, there are varieties of stains such as discoloration and dark stains that could easily ruin hardwood.

Cleaning the hardwood floor properly is compulsory and learning how to get rid of different kinds of hardwood stains could be beneficial. The focus of this article will be how to get rid of black stains on the hardwood. Keep reading for more information.

How to remove black stain from hardwood floor

You can remove black stains from the hardwood floor, provided you are ready to bear the risk. Nevertheless, make sure you follow some safety precautions. Highlighted below are some of the methods of removing black stains from the hardwood floor.

Baking soda

This is a natural solution that could be used to remove black stains from the hardwood floor. You need to mix an equal proportion of baking soda and water. You can then rub the pasta on the stained portion. Wait for a few minutes for the pasta to dry on the surface before you scrub it off.

Hydrogen peroxide and water

The anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties of hydrogen peroxide make it a good option for the effective cleaning of different stains. To use this method, you will need a spray bottle, hydrogen peroxide, a microfiber cloth, and a pair of cleaning gloves. Just spray the hydrogen peroxide solution precisely on the stained portion of the hardwood floor, you can then remove the excess solution with the microfiber cloth. Afterward, you should clean the affected area with water.

However, you should be mindful of the quantity and the location where you will spray the solution. Excess hydrogen peroxide could make the hardwood lighter than normal. Alternatively, you can lightly dab the microfiber cloth with the hydrogen peroxide solution, place it on the stained area, wait for a few hours before you remove it, and then allow it to dry.


This is a common method of removing both stain and odor because of the natural acidic property. Mix the vinegar with warm water and then apply it to the stained area of the floor. You can leave it there for a while before you scrub it off with a cloth until the stain is gone. However, just like hydrogen peroxide, you must be careful when you use vinegar because the floor could get damaged due to over-bleaching.


This is another potent way of removing black stains from the hardwood floor but it could take a rigorous process. The first stage of the process is for you to mark out the stained area with masking tape, you can then apply fine grit sandpaper on the stained area.


Getting rid of dark stains on the hardwood floor should not be stressful for you. All you need to do is to follow any of the methods highlighted in this article.

 Alex J
Alex J

Alex is the founder of the BFG, he has been in the flooring business for over 12 years and specialize in laying new floors, resurfacing old ones, and giving people practical advice on how to keep their floors looking beautiful.