I don't normally use stain but in this case I was looking for something specific in the final color. Great job. Can’t usually see good stain variations anywhere online. Thanks again. Any thoughts on how I can approach staining them without making it a thesis project? (Hint: Red). We applied it then wiped it off after about 2 minutes. Love my pine floors! This is the BEST ever and so thorough! They’re not bad and look nice but not my color of choice. 2. Great article – one of the very best I’ve seen on the effects of Minwax stains on different woods. Yeah I understand. More delivery & pickup options. Yes! I’m about to make a few frames with pine and I’ll definitely be getting the conditioner now! Great post. I’ve noticed in our new house that some of the pine woodwork is more yellow than others. Do you have an picture example you could link me too? I think some people just don’t care about that sort of thing! It’s not even like it’s a huge price difference! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And I thought the pickled looked good on red oak – you didn’t?! It’s a beautiful medium shade that doesn’t read yellow at all. Current Price $22.34 $ 22. Minwax Dark Walnut. Curious how an oil based vs water based would affect the colors especially on the white oak. It’s a little smelly. Do you think Provincial banister and spindles will look right with Dark Walnut stairs and floors? In my mind, it would have a similar effect to the red oak, but I’ve never worked with mahogany before. *of course we don't know what you use it for, obviously if you are doing repairs or period work, whatever, stain could certainly be necessary*. I'm just amazed how much coverage you actually get out of even those tiny cans of minwax stain. Of course you didn’t do the two stains I’ve been wondering about (Provincial and Driftwood) but still ;-) Guess I will have to do my own small test for the stained shelves I’m installing in our wall nook. My mistake! Style and Fashion. I am sanding a 18C vanity unit that is Chestnut. This post could not have been better timed for us! I have an old 90s red oak dining table and I’d like to go for the PotteryBarn “Seadrift” color. Really enjoyed this post! Project Preparation This tutorial is for a new pine wood project. 29. Should I layer a bit of white and with a gray that I wipe off quickly? I am restoring a significantly damaged Gunn barrister bookcase….in oak….and your comparison has helped me finalize my choice! Add Tip Ask Question Comment Download. yes! ie. Among natural finishes, tung oil surpasses shellac and linseed oil in hardness, durability, and water resistance. It's what left in your shorts when your bandsaw blade snaps. Prep- if you sand wood, the grit that you finish at will dramatically change how much stain is absorbed. 5. I’ve already tried three coats of dark walnut minwax stain. Is that weird…? Amazing photography as well. Very useful to see how various woods behave and really helps in choosing what kind of wood to use! 1. Gel stains work on woods which don't absorb much, like hard maple. To give each wood the best chance at sporting stain, we started our study with Minwax’s Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. I’m having a pine table made, but I don’t love any of those stains. I had the builder put a sample of all 3 on a plank for me and I think the Jacobean has a hint of green (am I wrong? When working with maple or birch, you usually leave the stain on longer to achieve a darker result. Thank you so much! Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. }); Your email address will not be published. I love this! How many coats of stain did you put on the wood samples shown in the photos? containerEl: document.querySelector('#fd-form-5d767f96afdf3e000f968472') And I LOVE that white stain – someone mentioned they cant find it – hope that isn’t an issue. 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! We put pine floors in last year and I stained them with a colour called Special Walnut from minwax. If you’ve never heard of Special Walnut, you won’t forget it now! Thanks so much for any insight you might have! It will really help me to choose the right product for the wood floor of my future house. Best Seller. I tried several sample boards before deciding on the end result. Please note that this is a picture of a picture and hence it may not be color correct. 2 Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. You’re right, there are so many iterations you could do of wood and stains. The other woods took the stain well, with more redness coming out of the conditioned sides of the boards. In the process of building a house and the trim color really has me struggling. It took down the intensity and gave it a softer, slightly aged look. Do not use gel stains on projects that have a lot of corners, details and crevices because the stain pools in these areas. It was part of a four step recipe. This makes me want to get some wood and stain it for a piece in my house. LOL. 72. :D Thanks for the comparison – so useful!! Thanks, all! The Jacobean was a one of our choices, I’m leaning toward Ebony now with 2 coats. Add to list. Second time, I purchased wood that was a bit higher quality (a.k.a. Although, no red came through with the pine at all. We sampled Jacobean and dark walnut on pine and our samples came out much darker than yours. You can see clearly the wood’s color undertones (yellow, pink, green, neutral, red) but they aren’t nearly as pronounced. Never saw this before. Target Inspired Home Decor .. Hickory Flooring. From staining and protection, to preparation, maintenance, cleaning and repair, Minwax makes and keeps wood beautiful. I was real happy with how the stain went on. 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. 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’m guessing there’s no poly on top of any of these? Paste as plain text instead, × window.fd('form', { This is the type of post I love since I learn from it and wouldn’t want to put the $ into it myself. Personally I would choose a different color for the columns than the floor color. I was also thinking it wasn’t sanded. Note I would recommend using Pre-Stain wood conditioner before staining any White Pine wood. Please sponsor at least one more post just like this but with other woods and stains. I would have really liked to see a gray stain used as well. It is a good choice if you want to hide scratches on your furnishings. Yes!! I use mostly minwax stains because I had several cans from various projects before I knew any better, and they last an extremely long time! Would the stain obscure more of the grain if left on more than 2 minutes? So thorough. It takes a stain well, is durable, inexpensive, and a good cabinet choice. Thanks for sharing! Return policy. Minwax Pre-Tinted Mahogany Gel Interior Stain. Thank you for this post! View Product Page. It is an elusive stain!! Learn the differences between gel wood stain and liquid wood stain. WOULD LOve to see samples of stains on cedar! Jan 6, 2013 - No sanding wood finish makeover! Your post was the clincher. I would also love to see more, especially different stains on wood used for fences. 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. Sunny. Do more!! Thanks for the inspiration. The stain is lighter than the same stain on my test piece. Definitely referencing this any time we have a staining project. Also I would like your opinion. Minwax Gel Stain is available in 8 colors. 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. Compare; Find My Store. 8. Poor kitchen floors, they deserved to match! thewoodwhisperer March 30, 2011 8:09 am Hey Chris. I used a Chalkboard Produce Crate built from this plan. That being said, I do love pine in those middle shades. Return policy. Loved this! We came to picked Oak after looking into wax-based finishes (Bona, etc.) Minwax ® Gel Stain Walnut. I was real happy with how the stain went on. Penetrating stain doens't get that dark even the minwax that I've used is fairly light on properly prepared wood. Anyway – thank you again! Watco Danish Oil vs. Polyurethane for Wood Finishing. Use our stain color guide to pick the right stain color for your wood projects. General Finishes Cinnamon dye. Hickory is tricky to stain. On porous woods like red oak, pigment stains really build up in the pores, making them contrast with the surrounding wood, while dyes seems to color more evenly. Isn’t that going to make staining tricky – as shown with this post, different woods take on different looks? What color stain would you use to achieve a blonde look with Douglas fir? Love this post! Love this post. General Finishes Black Cherry stain. 7 other sellers from $13.66 $ 13. Such useful info! The penetraing stain was used on some exterior doors and highlighted the natural differences in the wood pieces. The wood is extremely dry. 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. Compare; Find My Store. We have been trying to pick a miniwax stain for birch cabinets going into our basement. Dry brushed it on with a 2" brush then briskly brushed with a 4" clean brush to smooth application. The "other guys" are going to have problems with a splotchy, dirty, 'hit and miss' sort of finish. Oh no! Hi Maria! This was so helpful to see all the stains on the birch board. It was part of a four step recipe. Also agree with comment about poly. Your stain study was most helpful. Product Title Minwax PolyShades Espresso, Gloss, 1-Qt. Tintable in a wide array of colors for ultimate design flexibility and color matching - please visit your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams Store. Apply in the direction of the grain you intend to create. The last time I did research for a staining project I couldn’t find this info, glad I looked again and found yours, you did the testing so we don’t have to. As long as you wait 72 hours before applying the top coat, you can apply a water based top coat on top of the oil based gel stain. This is so beyond helpful! Its area of coverage is lower compared to other sealers available in the market; this implies that you might need several gallons to get the work done. Drop cloth, tarp, or old sheets 4. I’ve been researching for weeks and driving myself nuts with my white oak choice. The wood types we chose also are vastly different, ranging from extremely soft (birch) to hard (red oak) with undertones all over the map. 66. Stain Color. I’ve seen it used on flooring and it’s another very versatile stain color. Thanks so much for putting this together. This really helped me determine the piece I am working on is red oak! This is so great that you are partnering with Minwax. I believe that each method or product has it's own downfalls. I used Minwax Pickled Oak and it turned out gorgeous, for a first attempt. 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? We did a very light sanding and did stain these inside. We finally had our floors refinished last summer to try to get them a similar color. Thanks for doing this experiment and sharing! Dang- wish I had seen/used your wood stain tips! This is the best site !!!! I decided to go with this hickory shade based on another reviewer who said the same (afraid to try Java), and who was happy w/this color. )…maybe minwax will give you another opportunity! What can be mixed with #2716 Dk Walnut penetrating stain, to bring out a touch of red. This is SO and great and helpful- I seriously loved reading this and studying the results. Thank you. We’re in a rental so we’re stuck with the very dark mahogany cabinets with brushed silver hardware. Step 2: Plain. Average Rating: (3.8) stars out of 5 stars 26 ratings, based on 26 reviews. I first applied a coat of Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner to all the pieces, except the first block. We took 3 feet of water, in our 1955 mid century home, with Hurricane Harvey last Aug. I’ve had one nightmare after the next, ever since. Minwax Jacobean. You’d think MinWax would have this on their website. I love the white oak with the simply white stain. Thank you so much for doing this! Neal…just curious….what stain are you going with for an A&C piece? See more ideas about Gel stain, Minwax gel stain, Staining wood. Thank you so much. None of the charts here state what kind of wood is being tested. Definitely going to reference this post for future stain projects. Great Post! Really appreciated it – you could totally make a series out of it! So interesting to see the stains all lined up. You could even paint it a contrasting color! It think it looks even better when it’s finished with an oil based polyurethane which really enhances the dark walnut color and the grain of the wood. I appreciate your work doing this, but now I’m more confused! A gel stain would be better for a dark color anyway. And there is no fix other than sand it … Perhaps I should apply a double coat of Provincial to the stairs and floors to make it all match? 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! Mahogany Wood Interior Gel Stain (2-Pack) is a convenient and easy to use stain that provides deep, rich color to enhance the natural grain of the wood. <3, Thank you SO much for this post!! like you said, i wish you could do more colors (was crossing my fingers i’d see provincial on here! The green in the Poplar board went to an almost black, like in the Jacobean stain–very stunning. This is a fabulous post! Red oak definitely is more tricky, but so beautiful, too. I decided to go with this hickory shade based on another reviewer who said the same (afraid to try Java), and who was happy w/this color. This was incredibly helpful! Perfect for vertical surfaces. We chose to experiment with this stain color because of its mid-range tint with red undertones. I have already read about ARS which I didn't know about (and just ordered). Apr 13, 2014 - Minwax has the perfect wood stain color for every project. 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. 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. Seems like it dries to quick for a large table top. Minwax Special Walnut. Best Seller. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Thank you for a fantastically organized review of stains on various woods. I’ve been seeking for good stain for my bedroom pine furniture. which one you will prefer ? I loved this post so much! Minwax Dark walnut, English Chestnut, Natural, Golden Pecan, Provincial, Early American. It’s an excellent waterproofing product. Directions. 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 gel stain works beautifully on wood. Thank you! It turned out a very neutral, medium brown colour. Lastly, we thought it would be beneficial … But then there is the world of bleaching! Thanks for this post! Gel Stain can be recoated after eight to ten hours and completely dries in 24. Thanks so much! Birch is a hardwood (both yellow and white) and rates a 4 out of 5 on the hardness scale. Dyes are either a fine pigment, fully-dissolved (like Transtint), or a chemical concoction that reacts with the wood to change its color (like iron acetate or potassium dichromate). I’m sure you have saved many of us from buying the wrong stain/wood combination for a project. 4. Guess I’ll have to ask the girlfriend what her preference is and I’ll build it to her specs. We have rustic birch floors and they are quite soft, they took a beating to upstairs, moderate use.   You cannot paste images directly. January 3, 2018 in Finishing, Always used minwax stains mostly but is anything that much better? I first applied a coat of Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner to all the pieces, except the first block. I assumed it was the quality of wood. Could you please help me choose the right one? In fact, it looked almost pinky gray. 32 - $28.87 $ 28. Because Hickory is challenging to stain, you need to prepare the wood strategically to ensure it accepts the pigment. × After reading so much about poplar being “homely”, I thought it would behave closer to pine. Minwax. The other woods took the stain well, with more redness coming out of the conditioned sides of the boards. You are correct, gel stains are more like a paint. All of the wood types accepted the stain well, except the non-conditioned Birch side. That was a lot of work. 89. Thank for doing this! Wow, I didn’t realize that about sanding! Any cherry or red furniture I bleach before doing all the other steps. I will say, I've done 3 coats (takes about 2 days to dry in between coats) and it is finally the depth of color I wanted. Thank you for sharing! Thanks for pulling this together! I wouldn’t feel bad about painting it, really. Ai libertatea sa platesti in rate, beneficiezi de promotiile zilei, deschiderea coletului la livrare, easybox, retur gratuit in 30 de zile si Instant Money Back. :). I’ve been struggling with finding the right color for so long now! General Finishes Java Gel Stain Buy from Amazon.com. I’m currently working on a dining table for our British Colonial interior using Red Oak and was concerned with color matching the existing dark woods. The gel stain is indeed like a paint in that it doesn't penetrate. 7 other sellers from $13.66 $ 13. Birch did surprisingly well and the oaks were naturals. The pine looks SO MUCH better with the conditioner. Birch has pink undertones. Oil or take a chance on water poloy. It’s a truly horrible color that’s hard to work with. if you have other ideas let me know. Thank you so much for doing this post. The other use that people don't talk about much here is using stain as a way to hold color. However, I noticed in your photos showing Dark Walnut and Jacobean, the pine samples for each color look much lighter than the same colors do in the photo of only pine boards with all of the colors. :). Kitchen Cabinet Remodel Diy Kitchen … I want to thank you for your testing it was just what I needed. How many coats did you apply and how long did you leave each coat on for? 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. Have you had this problem? General Finishes Java Gel Stain Buy from Amazon.com . $13.29 $ 13. I may do something with some blue glaze to help neutralize the yellow but we’ll see. 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!? Sold & shipped by KSCOSupply. Special Walnut is one of the go-to brown stains that isn’t too dark. I have debating about what the difference a primer or conditioner will make, this was a big help! Right now the jury is out regarding the pricing. I’m leaning towards a dark stain with no red, to contrast with the white oak floor. Minwax is my go to stain. Need your advice. Also, which wood would be most like maple? Do you think the Red Oak with a Simply White stain would turn pink as it ages? The more experience I get in woodworking, the more I realize I need to learn more. Minwax stain colors. Note I would recommend using Pre-Stain wood conditioner before staining any Poplar wood. They do offer oil based gel stains that have some dark colors. Average rating: 3.1 out of 5 stars, based on 66 reviews 66 ratings. Step 2: Plain. I’m interested in the simply white stain. They look too orangey for my liking which I find happens frequently with stains and now wonder if I can go over them in a neutral darker stain but it will be a major mess, time commitment and height bravery (as they are on high parts of our house). (Then wash with 1/4 vinegar/water and lightly sand.) Minwax ® Water Based Wood Stain colours made with the Clear Tint Base. Gloves and washcloths 6. Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. Question, do have any idea as to whether the sealer/shellac will change the stain colors at all (i.e. Minwax® Gel Stain is a non-drip stain that adds natural colors and accentuates the beauty of a wide range of wood and non-wood surfaces including wood, … Thank you for your help, creativity, time and amazing design inspiration. 2. Qty: Free delivery. I have made two wooden pieces for self use, and I had no clue how much FUN staining could be! Incredibly helpful! It takes some practice to learn how to use it. I really want to stain some birch wood in a medium reddish stain now, for a MCM inspired TV cabinet. How many coats of tung oil should be used? This was very helpful in moving forward with our birch project! The white on the pine makes my heart race! Rich, thick stain formula provides twice the coverage of traditional oil-based stains. You said that birch is a very soft wood (extremely) which is incorrect. In fact, it looked almost pinky gray. one i have used cuprinol dries to s shine. Not only did this help me decide on stains, it really helped me to better understand how different wood grains vary. But I hope this is helpful. In fact, it looked almost pinky gray. Yours Truly, A very satisfied and intrigued reader :). In my opinion for a critical piece the product you know even if it's inferior might work better than the product you don't know. Although, no red came through with the pine at all. 34. Treating raw wood with conditioner helps prevent streaks and blotches by evening out the absorption of oil-based stains. Minwax Gel Stain Walnut, Half Pint. Same. I would like to figure out a way to make them look the same but really don’t like the pink red undertone . Step 1 Attach a piece of 100-grit sandpaper to the bottom of an electric sander. However since the top gets plenty of use I put on a coat of varathene. The samples with the water popping took out pretty much all of the grain. for … You can see that this stain consistently pulls a brown hue with the exception of the red oak for obvious reasons. If your floor is going to look blotchy, damaged, or like a wild animal skin, better to not even refinish. 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. I have a red oak floor I’d like to redo. And I bet you’ll never guess Red Oak’s undertones. Thank you for taking the time to do it. Great post & great blog!! How many coats of stain did you do on the samples? 29 Qty: Free delivery. Poplar looked a little bit like watermelon. Great post idea. Minwax ® Gel Stain Cherrywood. I found one of the photos through a google search but a whole S load of spam sites had the photo. I guess I would have to seal coat to use a oil poloy. Yes, this is my childhood home. I wouldn’t add any shellac as that will actually make it harder to get the … The Minwax Interior Gel Stain is easy to apply. I am so glad I found this post and your blog. Apply the gel stain with a foam brush or pad, then wipe the excess away after 30 seconds. Minwax Special Walnut. Really awesome post! i want to try the white after sadning but i think ill do the walnut to match my dark floors and grey corrian counters. :). Do you know how Chestnut stains? Guys – this is SUPER helpful! Gel Stain Topcoat Options High Performance Topcoat. This is what it looks like after drying a couple of days, with Minwax Special Walnut Stain. I loved this. This experiment has been a great help! And that's really the only thing i'd ever really color other than oak. Haha! Pros: If you want to achieve a certain … I don't normally use stain but in this case I was looking for something specific in the final color. Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. Thankyou for doing this! thank you so much for this. They … 8. There is very little difference between the conditioned and unconditioned white and red oaks, but the other three definitely benefited from the pre-stain conditioner. Very helpful. Hickory is tricky to stain. Water based dye or powdered dyes. So durability and UV maybe a little concern. A high-end sand/refinisher who is a stain master/wizard, should be able to do this. Try reactivating it to view this content. Also, I imagine stains in general are normally used to achieve colors wood appearance that a person couldn't otherwise acquire or afford. Sometimes mixing stain colors can help, but I don’t know what the right formula would be off the top of my head. Hi, I Am searching for best stain for cedar fence. What are your thoughts on this? The trick to mimicking a wood species is not just choosing the right stain; you also need a similar grain pattern. In fact, it looked almost pinky gray. The other woods took the stain well, with more redness coming out of the conditioned sides of the boards. So Dark Walnut it probably is… and I’ll save the white/light colored floors for my next house! Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. 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