1. Remove lid to a gallon sized can of white stain
2. Balance lidless can of white stain on the edge of the bathtub
3. Knock over can of white stain onto freshly laid wood flooring
4. Use spackle knife to scrape puddles of white stain back into can
5. Vigorously rub paper towels over entire area
6. Think positive thoughts. Perhaps you have just discovered a new inventive whitewash application.
7. Realize that no, you have not.
8. Retrieve the belt sander.