Golden Pecan 245. Any insight on how the gold would affect the stain color? QUARTER SAWN WHITE OAK - Stain Colors (Category 1) Limed Oak (FC 108) Driftwood (FC 11434) Natural ; Harvest (FC 107) Almond (FC 42000) Sealy (FC 44938) Golden Pecan (FC 41610) ... Golden Pecan (FC 41610) Lite Asbury (FC 9018) Vintage Antique (FC 17882) Tavern (FC 10944) Asbury Brown (FC 7992) Burnt Umber (FC 10748) Love this post!! This was so helpful to see all the stains on the birch board. Doing an oil based poly over them vs a water based. Why would they do that and not stick with white oak??? The unconditioned Birch side, again, struggled with accepting the stain, but you can also see the conditioned side of each board is slightly darker. The wood types we chose also are vastly different, ranging from extremely soft (birch) to hard (red oak) with undertones all over the map. Without being in the space we can’t really say, but one thing I would do is find a piece of red oak that matches the finish of your banister etc. Thank you so much – Julia, Great post! I love the white oak with the simply white stain. This is one of my favorite posts I have ever read – ! They were applied and excess removed within about 3 minutes. Brilliant- thank you for doing the work . Duraseal stain is formulated to be a quick coat option that dries in 2-3 hours under 77 degrees and 50% relative humidity. Seriously SO HELPFUL!!! I’ve been dying to redo my 1990’s era red oak floors for a long time now, but haven’t been able to find any really useful information. Duraseal has a huge color selection with 37 beautiful color choices currently offered. Minwax Pickled Oak. Sunny. After reading so much about poplar being “homely”, I thought it would behave closer to pine. I love the simply white but don’t want it to turn pink as it ages! !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? This exclusive, water-based formula provides deep, rich color and Varathane’s® renowned polyurethane finish—plus low odor, fast dry time and easy water clean-up. Thank you so much! Useful helpful post. I have read you can bleach red Oak but don’t know how labor-intensive that is I was told my original 1930s floor could not be refinished So picked white oak which I prefer but then a different refinisher said yes they can be refinished. Minwax is my go to stain. This was such a great post! Did you sand the woods before staining them? thanks. I really like the Jacobean, yet what light stain would you suggest as contrast? Great post! <3, Thank you SO much for this post!! I used it mixed with Golden oak to match the stain on my new white oak treads to the mellowed natural red oak that was polyed with oil based poly which mellowed very golden. I think ‘General Finishes’ is better because as the author says it’s great for difficult to stain pine and it’s easy to apply for the person who has no experiences in staining wood like me. This is SO and great and helpful- I seriously loved reading this and studying the results. Thank you for a fantastically organized review of stains on various woods. 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. I loved this post so much! This post could not have been better timed for us! White scares me with upkeep/kids but afraid stain won’t go with design I’m going for. So interesting to see the stains all lined up. I am sure it has something to do with the particular piece of wood. I’d love more in-depth stain experiments. Ft. of 4/4 and 10 Bd. I would like to figure out a way to make them look the same but really don’t like the pink red undertone . My red oak banister, spindles, stairs and floors are currently stained Provincial. I wanted to know how well birch took stain. Thank you so much for doing this! Would you please share the technique you used on the simply white? Extremely helpful!! I’m going to try the simply white on white oak. I found one of the photos through a google search but a whole S load of spam sites had the photo. var rsLTKLoadApp="0",rsLTKPassedAppID="714598600"; This content requires JavaScript to be enabled, and the site or browser may be disabling it. (Then wash with 1/4 vinegar/water and lightly sand.) Thanks for sharing. Did I mention we bought bright orange appliances by the Big Chill pro line? I should add, I did solid cherry butcher block countertops, kitchen cabinets painted Repose Gray (as are all walls and trim). (Hint: Red). It applies easily and Hi Lisa! I appreciate any thoughts on this. This is a really cool post. I’m guessing there’s no poly on top of any of these? Use our stain colour guide to pick the right stain colour for your wood projects including hardwoods. Best practice would be to get a piece of walnut and do some tests. At first I was planning on pine because it’s cheaper…just not sure which stain to use…then I thought I would spend a little more and get red oak…now I have come here and I’m not sure if I want poplar, white oak, or red oak. A professional woodworker or a person who wants wood stain; always conscious about the colors. I prefer Red Oak. I tried this on white oak and did not get the look you got but I want to achieve this! Had I known that I would’ve picked red oak again for my kitchen although it’s not my preference. Thank you for your help, creativity, time and amazing design inspiration. LOL. My only complaint is that you DID NOT WATERMARK YOUR PHOTOS!! We take a personal approach to every single floor we stain, to make sure you are satisfied with the color. Question, do have any idea as to whether the sealer/shellac will change the stain colors at all (i.e. To give each wood the best chance at sporting stain, we started our study with Minwax’s Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. Turns out, it looks great with the right treatment. But with limited resources (not to mention space), we settled on 5 popular species of wood commonly used by DIYers, with 6 different stains; 2 light, 2 medium and 2 dark. Is there yellow pine and white pine? Sad face. I’ve referred back to this so many times. This post was super interesting! I thought this this was the most helpful, comprehensive site for wood floor stains. My question is this: we ripped up the carpet and it looks like there is red oak underneath and the new wood that was put down in the new part of the house looks like a white oak. I have some white oak chairs I bought half finished from an antiques place and stained dark walnut… they came out like a dream. It took down the intensity and gave it a softer, slightly aged look. However, any door unit may also be purchased unfinished. Click on the images below for a closer look at some of our wood and stain options. Darn! , I had to comment because I am standing in front of the stain display at Lowe’s and I am trying to pick a stain. In the picture with only pine boards, they look a lot darker and much less gray. I want a matt black stain with no shine at all. In my opinion, of course. This was a great post!! I may do something with some blue glaze to help neutralize the yellow but we’ll see. But I’m not really sure about it. Gorgeous! Thanks so much! Really enjoyed this post! I don’t have the same wood as the doors, to do samples on, but I’ve used the conditioner and sampled Red Mahagony (way too purple and dark), Dark Walnut (too dark), Special Walnut (a contender), Gunstock (way too orange), English Chesnut (not too bad), Cherry (very light) Honey (very dark!? one i have used cuprinol dries to s shine. 2. I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Since I poured concrete flooring (this is our second flood) and it is gray and my walls are repose gray, the bedrooms, where most of the doors are, I feel – need a wood stain to give the rooms warmth. Provincial 211 ... Golden Pecan 245. I’m not a fan of grey but I’m thinking if I sand off the varathene, would weathered oak tone down the orange????? Need your advice. I have debating about what the difference a primer or conditioner will make, this was a big help! Can’t usually see good stain variations anywhere online. Plywood if usually birch veneered for these reasons. 4.6 out of 5 stars ... Everbuild Quick Drying Wood Stain, Natural Oak, 250 ml. I really like this post and would love to see another post just like it, but with different woods and stains. I have been exploring the idea of staining my maple cabinets. Most excellent! YOU ARE AWESOME. 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). Brand- Minwax stains actually have less pigment in them compared to others like Mohawk, etc. Thanks so much for putting this together. Red Oak 215. Thanks for pulling this together! Thank you, thank you, thank you! almond asbury brown bel air briar burnt umber chestnut dark knight driftwood earthtone ebony golden harvest golden pecan grey flannel harvest honey hoosier special india ink indigo limed oak lite asbury manchester michael’s cherry mineral natural old museum … It’s one of their new stains. I love when you really get into DIY builder posts. 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’m open to suggestions on which of the ones here to use or if you have something else I should look at (different color stain), let me know! Mahogany Flooring Red Oak Floors Engineered Hardwood Flooring Hardwood Stairs Oak Stairs Hardwood Floors Hardwood Floor Stain Colors Minwax Stain Colors Pecan Wood. Can you explain what you meant by “lighten if 50%” – how did you do that? LOVE this post–very helpful!! Thank you for this helpful post and for answering this question! Do you think Provincial banister and spindles will look right with Dark Walnut stairs and floors? Full Disclosure on Sponsorships & Affiliates, Casual Friday: Polly’s Sleeping, Eating and Schedule at 6 Months old, How much is all this costing? We recent had a fireplace mantle done in Red Oak and were afraid to stain it. Golden Pecan Classic Wood Interior Stain provides a rich natural color that beautifully enhances the wood grain. Thoughts? Very useful to see how various woods behave and really helps in choosing what kind of wood to use! Naturals in a very red way. Hopefully I’ll be able to decide if this is something I want to tackle. Or a sort of gray stain that would really cut the yellow could work! Yours Truly, A very satisfied and intrigued reader :). We applied it then wiped it off after about 2 minutes. But if it’s red oak, you could purchase a red oak board from Lowe’s and do a bunch of tests on your own to get the color right. It’s a little smelly. My floor guy really doesn’t want to change the color of banister and spindles. You said that birch is a very soft wood (extremely) which is incorrect. Could you please help me choose the right one? Puritan Pine 218. Using on pallet wood, probably pine as yellow seems prominent. We did provincial stain lightened 50%. Poplar has green undertones. Thanks so much!! totally perfect sponsored post. I have a bit of a dilemma in that I have white oak floors in my newly renovated kitchen and original red Oak from 1930 on the rest of my main floor. Your post was the clincher. 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. 5. This was very helpful and appreciative. Thank you again for all the time you put into keeping the general public informed. :). I think each wood species looked great with some stains and subpar with others. I’m having a pine table made, but I don’t love any of those stains. Pickled Oak 260. Thank you for taking the time to do it. I’m so sad I was using this for reference. Cabot makes a good one, and you can get it from Lowe’s. more expensive) and there was some improvement. The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral in tone. Definitely referencing this any time we have a staining project. Mesquite Red. My project is to build a side table and coffee table using 1/2″ black iron pipe and then picking an edge glued wood for the top of it. Although, no red came through with the pine at all. 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. It’s not even like it’s a huge price difference! I’m afraid we wouldn’t be able to tell you which to choose – far too many factors involved and we’re not there to see any of them in person. We came to picked Oak after looking into wax-based finishes (Bona, etc.) Is that weird…? Minwax Golden Oak. which is not what I want.please help. Provincial. Thanks for the inspiration. Golden Pecan. haha. Golden Oak. Any thoughts or stains you might suggest would be so grately appreciated. Now I can’t wait to do the downstairs, which are white oak floors. Really awesome post! Some refinished do not sand super smooth (finishing below 220) for this reason, and instead use top coats to gain smoothness. This will hopefully help you see how Pine, Birch, Poplar, White Oak and Red Oak’s undertones play with different stain undertones. It can be applied over any wood but is especially necessary when working with soft or porous woods like pine, alder, birch, and maple. I’ve been seeking for good stain for my bedroom pine furniture. Thanks!! I know I will always reference this post! I was also thinking it wasn’t sanded. It takes an expert to know wood species and how the floor stain absorbs into the wood grain. I have red oak floor that we are considering staining to become a medium brown like yours! Sugar Creek Amish Furniture offers a variety of options for almost every piece of hand-crafted furniture we sell. WOULD LOve to see samples of stains on cedar! Right now the jury is out regarding the pricing. Curious how an oil based vs water based would affect the colors especially on the white oak. But the Dark Walnut goes with our new wood floors and the vibe of our house better. Pickled Oak … Would the stain obscure more of the grain if left on more than 2 minutes? 6. White Oak has the most neutral undertones. This was so helpful for me, and my most amateur endeavors. We’re in the process of refinishing our red oak floors and have searched what feels like the entirety of the internet for a post like this! Your stain study was most helpful. Minwax Simply White. I think some people just don’t care about that sort of thing! Free delivery and returns on all eligible orders. And the second one is ‘General Finishes Oil Base Gel Stain’ I read about in this article https://woodimprove.com/best-wood-stains/#product1. Thank you so much. Really appreciated it – you could totally make a series out of it! Originally, the old doors, were all maple and at one point in the 80’s, my mom had the door facing the living area painted along with along with a lot of of solid-wood paneling. I have an old 90s red oak dining table and I’d like to go for the PotteryBarn “Seadrift” color. Yes! I wondered why the pine wood looks such a different color in the picture where you have all the pine boards next to each other vs. in the pictures with the Jacobean and Dark Walnut stains? I’m afraid of having the oil based turn simply white on white oak any bit of amber or golden. I’m a beginner learning how to refinish furniture… sanding is therapeutic to me, and I love seeing the potential in the wood under all the old stain/ varnish. Do you know how Chestnut stains? As a reminder, here are all the types of wood in their natural, raw state: 1. Do you have any recommendations? It totally removes the red/pink undertones! simply the best thing I’ve seen on how various stains work on various woods Thank you for doing this. I’m considering using a dark stain, which will work better with the stone counter top color. I would test it in a discreet area. The pine turned more gray than anything. Have you found one color stain that makes them similar? I am literally holding off on my cedar plank wall project until I can find a freaking can of it somewhere in the universe lol. So helpful with all of the images and great descriptions! I’m building a Arts & Crafts hall cabinet. :). 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). Red oak definitely is more tricky, but so beautiful, too. You can see clearly the wood’s color undertones (yellow, pink, green, neutral, red) but they aren’t nearly as pronounced. Appreciate your help :). Infact, the grain in some of the boards take on a blue/gray colour. Stain Choices . The wood is extremely dry. This is so helpful as we’re trying to pick a stain color for a piece of furniture. I built a queen sized farmhouse bed a YEAR ago this month and I have yet to gain the courage to actually stain and finish it, fearing I’ll hate it after I screw it up with an ugly stain color or horrible application of it. Loved seeing all the side by side comparisons. My White Oak with Golden Oak Stain is going to look great this weekend :). Like I said, I wish we could do 15 more of these! I personally prefer medium colors so I actually really like the medium stains best on the pine (although that birch is beautiful and I wish I was doing that haha). It takes a stain well, is durable, inexpensive, and a good cabinet choice. Great information! Probably, but you’d likely need a combo of stains and I’m not sure what that combo would be. I would have really liked to see a gray stain used as well. Great post. Minwax golden pecan. Super helpful! You’re right, there are so many iterations you could do of wood and stains. Everything I’ve used makes my red oak look pink! Great article – one of the very best I’ve seen on the effects of Minwax stains on different woods. What do you think!? containerEl: document.querySelector('#fd-form-5d767f96afdf3e000f968472') You’d think MinWax would have this on their website. Thanks! My first piece was an old white oak writing desk from the school where I teach that had been absued over the years. By the way, that article mentions Minwax Stain also. The pine to me looked very different from my own experience. I just sent them an example photo of something I like, but didn’t specify a stain. You know what would make this complete? (800) 359 – 7557 White Oak can’t take a bad picture. 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