Super helpful! Thanks a lot for all the help! I’ve done several wood projects, but I was considering using birch plywood for the first time. Instead of the wood grains picking up redness, you can see they all went a very neutral brown. This experiment has been a great help! Thanks! They were applied and excess removed within about 3 minutes. Appreciate your help :). Prep- if you sand wood, the grit that you finish at will dramatically change how much stain is absorbed. YOU ARE AWESOME. Would it take that stain well? Should I layer a bit of white and with a gray that I wipe off quickly? Thank you for this helpful post! Can you explain what you meant by “lighten if 50%” – how did you do that? Thanks!! I had to decide quickly (insert problem) for selecting a stain and was not used to staining any type of cedar and made the mistake of teak (color choice). It should! I wanted to point out 2 other variables though that would affect color, just in case someone with different results might be wondering why: 1. Ex: contractors squatting in my back room at night, appliances stolen (we were in a motel for 9 months) problems with pouring concrete flooring, broken pipes under the foundation and last but not least, the City of Houston. My one tip to anyone doing their own floors is sand everything evenly – we had a couple spots that we didn’t sand as consistently and those areas took the stain much darker than the rest of the floor. Red Mahogany. ... Golden Brown. Poplar looked a little bit like watermelon. Minwax Golden Oak. 6. It really softened each wood tone and color while not masking any grain–like semi-opaque stains do. thank you so much for this. Thanks for doing all the hard work! I loved pine with the lights and darks, but not the medium stains. What color stain would you use to achieve a blonde look with Douglas fir? I found that anything with even a slightly blue-ish undertone (some of the whitewashes and grays have) turned our floors lavender! I do wish we could take it further :) I have a half dozen (or more) cans of Minwax! I tried this on white oak and did not get the look you got but I want to achieve this! Thank you! LOVE this post–very helpful!! Thank you so, so much for this exercise. We let the conditioner penetrate for 15 minutes and then wiped off any excess and removed the tape and got to work applying 6 different stains to all five of our types of wood. And I didn’t realize how much I loved birch and poplar before this! You should really check out “Invisble” by Loba. Love your post! Also, professional pros (the ones who take their time to listen to you and do the job right) always water-pop the wood when using dark stains. If this is a potential series, I’d love more in depth on layering stains and working with Gel Stains as that is surprisingly easy to do but provides very ‘next level’ results. Thank you. The other woods took the stain well, with more redness coming out of the conditioned sides of the boards. Awesome post. We especially recommend that on a project like this, that takes so long to do and has a very prominent visual presence in your home. Shop Minwax Wood Finish Oil-Based Stain Golden Oak Oil-Based Interior Stain (Half Pint) in the Interior Stains department at Lowe' I am limited on cabinet space so I am doing diy open shelves in our kitchen and I just knew your blog was the place to go for tips on mixing wood tones! This item: Varathane 215352 Wood Stain Touch-Up Marker For Natural, Golden Pecan, Spring Oak $11.08 Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Applies easily with high quality synthetic brush, lint-free cloth or foam applicator. :) Thank you so much for this post!! I only wish you could have tested all of them. yes! I really would like to cool down the warm undertones some, and I am wondering- do you think more coats of the white would do that? Natural 209. Excellent resource. Golden Pecan. None of the charts here state what kind of wood is being tested. Need your advice. Customize color or achieve a darker color by adding additional coats. Hi, I Am searching for best stain for cedar fence. Simply give it a light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper, remove sanding dust, and brush on a coat of PolyShades® (see step-by-step instructions provided in this Guide). From your testing I realized I can use the red oak since my stain although not as dark as the jacobean will make seeing the difference in white vs. Red oak undetectable. This is a really amazing comparison, greats job!! This is an awesome resource, thank you! I must have read that wrong somewhere. So helpful with all of the images and great descriptions! PRODUCT DESCRIPTION. The photos are so nice. I’m going to try the simply white on white oak. After reading so much about poplar being “homely”, I thought it would behave closer to pine. It takes a stain well, is durable, inexpensive, and a good cabinet choice. Curious how an oil based vs water based would affect the colors especially on the white oak. Ft. of 4/4 and 10 Bd. Now I can’t wait to do the downstairs, which are white oak floors. This is a wonderful write up. It applies easily and !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? containerEl: document.querySelector('#fd-form-5d767f96afdf3e000f968472') However, going really light has some appeal, too, but I can just envision that dingy gold coming through! This was the best article on staining I have ever seen. Here is an interesting link on hardwoods: Article you wrote was interesting and I will assist those reluctant to try staining to maybe give it a try. Did you sand the woods before staining them? Minwax Golden Pecan. Loved this! Every wood species benefitted greatly from the conditioner with this stain. Birch did surprisingly well and the oaks were naturals. Have you found one color stain that makes them similar? Cherry 235. That would be a lot of work but our house is small so it’s doable. nightstands I’d like to refinish to make more at home — after this post I’m seriously considering stain instead of paint. Thanks for this! Plywood if usually birch veneered for these reasons. The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral in tone. That being said, I do love pine in those middle shades. Medium Brown. This is SUCH a helpful post! Golden Pecan has orange undertones in it. Best option is to cut small pieces of what you’re going to be using and do some at-home tests to see the impact. I’ve always read that you should use the pre-stain conditioner, but never really believed the hype. Thanks for sharing! It is an elusive stain!! The stain colors on your finished door may vary from the samples shown below due to variances in the lighting while taking the photographs or the color settings on your monitor or printer. Thank you so much for doing this! Thank you for posting this! We will be glad to provide you with an actual stain sample on the wood you choose for your door with your approval package if requested. And the second one is ‘General Finishes Oil Base Gel Stain’ I read about in this article Thankyou for doing this! When working with maple or birch, you usually leave the stain on longer to achieve a darker result. Thank you for doing such a great post! I would test it in a discreet area. Other wood possibility is oak. I bought silver-toned door hardware for the painting gray side and antique brass for the side I want to stain. I’m going to need approximately 20 Bd. more expensive) and there was some improvement. In the picture with only pine boards, they look a lot darker and much less gray. I’ve been seeking for good stain for my bedroom pine furniture. I am mid-century-modern by design and a touch of industrial (the concrete floor). 4. Help! Anyway, I think I just need to condition the boards… as you stated and provided evidence! I’ll be saving this as reference for all of my future projects :), Love this, thank you! I assumed it was soft because it had the most trouble accepting stains. Red Oak 215. Any suggestions. Was about to get a bunch of milled pine moulding to stain dark walnut, but now I’m leaning towards the white oak – the stain really brings out the grain in the oak. Lastly, we thought it would be beneficial to see all the same wood type with different stains in one picture. (Hint: Red). This means that two boards that start off the same may darken differently. This is so beyond helpful! Hi Julia & Chris. This is a great post and helped me decide which stain to use on the twin bed my husband is making for our son! This is another mid-range stain color, but with a more neutral base undertone. I thought this this was the most helpful, comprehensive site for wood floor stains. The stain colors on your finished door may vary from the samples shown below due to variances in the lighting while taking the photographs or the color settings on your monitor or printer. I used Minwax Pickled Oak and it turned out gorgeous, for a first attempt. Click on the images below for a closer look at some of our wood and stain options. I just wished you used cedar wood for this experiment (that’s what I’m using on my next project ;p), My only gripe is that I have been trying to find the Minwax Simply White stain, but it’s nowhere to be found both in stores or online. Thanks again. I have been exploring the idea of staining my maple cabinets. I’m loving the simply white on the pine but I was hoping to get your opinion!? We are in the middle of updating our 1940s fixer upper and last month we stained our upstairs, red oak floors Jacobean and I LOVE them. Thanks! I’m looking for a medium toned, neutral-ish stain (I guess). Ooh, I could see that! I wouldn’t feel bad about painting it, really. Yes, the harder (denser) the wood, like yellow or white birch or maple, oak, the more difficult it is to accept stains where you want darker results. Not only does the hardness effect how a wood will accept stain (harder woods tend to accept stains better and more evenly) but also the natural color of the wood. It dries quick and doesn’t yellow! My only complaint is that you DID NOT WATERMARK YOUR PHOTOS!! Why change the colour? It can be applied over any wood but is especially necessary when working with soft or porous woods like pine, alder, birch, and maple. We’re in a rental so we’re stuck with the very dark mahogany cabinets with brushed silver hardware. Learn how your comment data is processed. This was so helpful for me, and my most amateur endeavors. Interesting! I’m not a fan of grey but I’m thinking if I sand off the varathene, would weathered oak tone down the orange????? I have an old 90s red oak dining table and I’d like to go for the PotteryBarn “Seadrift” color. This was a great post!! I loved this. This is SO and great and helpful- I seriously loved reading this and studying the results. These don’t have poly on them. Really appreciated it – you could totally make a series out of it! You know what would make this complete? I bet this would be true for furniture refinishing too! Minwax® Wood Finish™ is a penetrating oil-based wood stain, which provides beautiful rich color that enhances the natural wood grain. Doing an oil based poly over them vs a water based. I’ve referred back to this so many times. Sometimes mixing stain colors can help, but I don’t know what the right formula would be off the top of my head. We’re putting down pine floors in our new house and I have probably eight cans of stain sitting a few feet away from me for testing haha! We recent had a fireplace mantle done in Red Oak and were afraid to stain it. So thorough. What do you think!? With stain, more layers likely wouldn’t help because the wood is still supposed to come through. We have rustic birch floors and they are quite soft, they took a beating to upstairs, moderate use. Cabot makes a good one, and you can get it from Lowe’s. There's no stripping or heavy sanding necessary to remove the old finish! Thanks so much for your help and for this wonderful post! Very helpful post! Red Chestnut 232. I have red oak floor that we are considering staining to become a medium brown like yours! I would like to see an experiment in reducing contrast–both grain and defects, such as nail holes and gaps–to produce an attractive even dark tone. Loved seeing all the side by side comparisons. I guess I’ll have to look up prices of birch next time I want to forego paint on my project. I am looking to build a platform / platform bed and I have white oak grey pink floors and looking to contrast it with either a less grainy wood like natural Birch, Maple, and not White Oak, but may want to stain it with a semi glossed Charcoal Gray. I want to thank you for your testing it was just what I needed. I’ve been struggling with finding the right color for so long now! We hope you feel welcome and maybe find inspiration, because we should all love where we live.". White Oak has the most neutral undertones. Hi! Your post was the clincher. I’m guessing there’s no poly on top of any of these? My only wood refinishing project has been a large table and even though it took a lot of elbow grease, was so satisfying and beautiful in the end and much better than just slapping white paint on it. The Jacobean was a one of our choices, I’m leaning toward Ebony now with 2 coats. Your illustrations were fantastic and saved me from making a huge mistake. (800) 359 – 7557 The effect can change not only from stain to stain, but from wood species to wood species and even from one board to another within the same wood species. :). Thank you so much – Julia, Great post! Best practice would be to get a piece of walnut and do some tests. I’m going to give it a try. Fruitwood is a nice color, along with Provencial, Walnut and Early American. White Oak can’t take a bad picture. You could even paint it a contrasting color! Love this post! I had never used a pre-stain conditioner and also wanted to see the denefit of doing so. Maybe Jacobean. We have been using Pickled Oak on a ton of projects lately. Can’t usually see good stain variations anywhere online. I am getting ready to refinish a dresser and the Simply White is the look I’m going for. If you’re not having success with home improvement store products to get the color you’re after, paying just a bit more for a different brand can really help (or vice versa if you’re wondering why a different brand is giving much darker color). Great job. Red Oak Door Stained With Golden Pecan Stain. My mistake! Very helpful. Do you have an picture example you could link me too? Did you wipe off right away? I am sanding a 18C vanity unit that is Chestnut. I was also thinking it wasn’t sanded. Turns out, it looks great with the right treatment. We put in red oak because our flooring guy had a bunch of it and we got a good deal. This post was super interesting! This was so helpful to see all the stains on the birch board. Infact, the grain in some of the boards take on a blue/gray colour. You can see Bona Stain Chart here. I’m afraid of having the oil based turn simply white on white oak any bit of amber or golden. I love seeing all these options! We used Jacobean everywhere after testing a small area and it hid the old spots, and the old and new floors matched! You’re right, there are so many iterations you could do of wood and stains. Never saw this before. Red Oak Door Stained With Golden Pecan Stain. Any thoughts on how I can approach staining them without making it a thesis project? I’ll use your post to give her some examples. And I bet you’ll never guess Red Oak’s undertones. I’m interested in the simply white stain. lighten, darken, turn redder, etc.)? Required fields are marked *. Love this post!! Minwax recently came out with a Simply White stain and I’m in love with it! You want some contrasts. #stain #woodstain #pickledoak #minwax #homeproject #woodworking Grandmother House House Landscape Tung Oil Floor Floor Finishes Flooring Rustic Wood Floors Empty Rooms Interior House Flooring Modern Farmhouse Design I love the simply white but don’t want it to turn pink as it ages! Bravo! 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