Floorboard colour difference - How to even up?

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Hello,
The lighter bit of the wood had really thick old varnish that I first removed the bulk of it with paint stripper and then sanded back. The middle bit had no varnish so just sanded this back. Will this disappear or become less pronounced after varnishing? We're thinking of using ronseal dark oak diamond hard varnish so it should end up quite dark, which was why I was wondering if it will disappear or be less prominent when added? If not, is there any other way to even up the colour? Cheers
 
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just varnish it all the same as after about 2 or 3 years it will even out
if you tone down the lighter bits to match in 2 or 3 years it will be darker
 
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you can use wood dye such as Colron (the spirit based, not the "refined" water one), Rustins, Wickes, Blackfriar etc
Wilko own-brand are actually very good
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_...cat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=wood+dye

Alternate three or more colours to look random and any differences will disappear to the eye. You can mix them together if you want. They are just variations of yellow, red, brown and black.

Apply before varnishing. You can brush it on for speed.

use a clear, not a tinted varnish which will not look as good.
 
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