Do you have any recommendations? and loving the color but they are not very easy to maintain in family homes. Do you mean uneven sheen levels? (Then wash with 1/4 vinegar/water and lightly sand.) Maybe Jacobean. I’m building a Arts & Crafts hall cabinet. But then there is the world of bleaching! Exactly what I needed to move forward with my project! Or may be it was a red oak and not a white oak ?? Would it be too white going that route? We never mix two different stain brands together and have never used Rustoleum either. Really nice job on this! I’ll use your post to give her some examples. }); Your email address will not be published. Such useful info! Great Special Walnut/ Jacobean blend on a 4″ White Oak. I love this! Either one will work over a dark stained floor. Pallmann Magic oil or Rubio would work fine. HI, We are in Mi, just moved here from Downers Grove Il. Over the past few years, fashionable floors have been getting darker and darker. Your stain study was most helpful. Thank you so much – Julia, Great post! Many of our clients love OSMO Polyx Oil or Pallmann Magic Oil, which are very easy to maintain, as is our extremely durable high quality water based finish system. I am so glad I found this post and your blog. There are different finishes that allow us to layer colors, such as Rubio Monocoat which can be fumed, have a dark pre-color and then a dark oil applied over top. I’ve done several wood projects, but I was considering using birch plywood for the first time. Sounds like Antique Brown would be better suited if you don’t want any red shades. Our home is a traditional colonial with all white oak floors… except the previous homeowners remodeled the kitchen and dining room and put in red oak! Riftsawn and quartersawn oak is gorgeous, but plainsawn needs to go away! As beautiful as they are, wish we had stuck with oak due to the hardness factor. It doesn’t lean towards being red at all and has a beautiful richness to it. I don’t want it to look like a basketball court (super shiny) but I’m worried it would look blah. My White Oak with Golden Oak Stain is going to look great this weekend :). Thank you! Another color that looks great, and is a mix or dark and light, is this mix of Rubio Monocoat Pre-Color Easy with White Oil…, You can see us applying the white oil over the black base here…, I love dark floors so much, I even have them in my own home…. I’m not a fan of grey but I’m thinking if I sand off the varathene, would weathered oak tone down the orange????? There are 2 options of stains I found for me but I can’t decide which one would be the best. I know I will always reference this post! How would you suggest to get a light ebony color where it doesn’t look like ink, but more sheer? Is the Minwax conditioner a substitute for water-popping? We did provincial stain lightened 50%. So, my questions are….Is this a good product to use on really dark floors? It was extremely helpful. Brilliant- thank you for doing the work . Then you can use any color stain you like. Dark Walnut is a favorite among many when it comes to using a dark brown stain. My cabinets are stained with a blend of 3 different color stains, 2 part (50%) cherry, 1 part (25%) mahogany and 1 part (25%) Jacobean. I almost want to try it!! If I can’t go as dark as Ebony, I I’m wondering what the color of the floor is in the last picture on this web-site. The second option would depend on how extensive the damage is and the cost to do. I think each wood species looked great with some stains and subpar with others. Thank you! Neal…just curious….what stain are you going with for an A&C piece? The staircase and adjacent room are a oak hardwood.we are looking to stain them should they match if so it would be ebony stain.. we are afraid it will all look to dark is it ok to use Jacobean do you think it ebony on stairs and Jacobean in adjacent floor of living room? You can read about the Loba finishes we recommend here: https://napervillehardwood.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-hardwood-floor-finish-part-4/. Not sure what is happening there sorry. I don’t know if everything else (floor, walls) is ‘cool’ if the tone should be warm? Did you want to go lighter or darker? I am just not sure about staining the floors this same color with all the trim and baseboards being kept natural. What do you think!? Thank for doing this! We did a very light sanding and did stain these inside. Thanks for doing this experiment and sharing! Anyway, it is so informative and so incredibly helpful. D. Do you know of someone in the Pheonix, Arizona area who you would recommend? I’m surprised how subtle simply white was on oak, less painted white looking than I expected. I want a rich brown without red undertones but as the light changes throughout the day I go from loving to hating a color. Its interesting because on White Oak, in our experience, the color is much lighter than what is shown in your post. Most people that ask us this are looking for a more open, light feel. I decided on natural doors, trim and baseboard but torn on the floors, stain or natural? Thank you so much for doing this! For those that don’t want a pure black or dark brown color, this mix looks really nice. Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to do it. What color stain would you use to achieve a blonde look with Douglas fir? Thoughts? Our contractor has explained that it is best to only put 1 coat of stain. View Product Page. 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. This is very helpful and well organized, thank you! This is so great that you are partnering with Minwax. Thank you for this helpful post and for answering this question! If the old wood is plain sawn and the new wood quarter sawn, there will be a difference. Love this post. Dark walnut is a bit lighter compared to Jacobean, but it makes for the perfect solution in case Jacobean is too dark for you. They are a really nice, dark, rich color. I’m going to give it a try. This was a great post!! That’s a personal decision you’ll need to make. We use Duraseal. I want a rich brown without red undertones but as the light changes throughout the day I go from loving to hating a color. :). Thank you for your help, creativity, time and amazing design inspiration. I think its popular because it’s not too dark and doesn’t have a reddish hue to it that is out of style at the moment. We have aged red oak floors that are very orangey and when we reach the point of refinishing I’m trying to decide if I want to stain it with something to neautralize the red just a little or go light. Sorry for the delay. The wood is extremely dry. That was one my absolute favorite! Pretty sure they will have Bona and Loba though. Did you wipe off right away? Any color suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I say live with the samples for a week or so, take your time, look at them at all times of the day and then you’ll have a better idea. Anyway – thank you again! And Red Oak should probably stay away from things that add even more red to it (like Pickled Oak and Golden Pecan). This is a hard one because modern and traditional are very different looks. I have a red oak floor I’d like to redo. Dark floors are a lot more maintenance than medium or light colored wood floors. Would the stain obscure more of the grain if left on more than 2 minutes? Any ideas would be helpful. They will never match but they are closer than before. Your illustrations were fantastic and saved me from making a huge mistake. I have some white oak chairs I bought half finished from an antiques place and stained dark walnut… they came out like a dream. Thank you again for all the time you put into keeping the general public informed. Thanks so much!! 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. If you’re concerned about compatibility always do a test sample to make sure. Required fields are marked *, Please answer the question below before submitting your comment: five  −  4  =  .hide-if-no-js{display:none!important}. I would suggest trying a water-popped sample too. I’ll be saving this as reference for all of my future projects :), Love this, thank you! I would also love to see more, especially different stains on wood used for fences. Hi I just bought a new house and have to pick a stain for new red oak floors.What stains do not have red in them. If you like dark but not ebony then Jacobean is very popular. Here is an interesting link on hardwoods: http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/consumer/rediscovering-hardwoods/types-of-wood/ Article you wrote was interesting and I will assist those reluctant to try staining to maybe give it a try. Hi, I have sanded an old pine dresser that was coated years ago in an orangy shellac. Hello, I have read many of your articles and have learned so much from you! yes! The pine looks SO MUCH better with the conditioner. Do more!! Pretty much as dark as you want really. I thought the pickled looked nice too. Naturals in a very red way. Hi Maria! Good luck! White Oak has the most neutral undertones. We see a lot on the web about jacobean and dark walnut but not as much about antique brown. Although, no red came through with the pine at all. Which is better for dark floors oil or water base? The Dangers of Hardwood Floor Refinishing, A Blast from the Past: Wood Floors in the 1800’s, A Blast from the Past: Wood Floors in the 1920’s. Thanks for doing all the hard work! It will lighten the color but not change the shade as much. We put pine floors in last year and I stained them with a colour called Special Walnut from minwax. It’s a beautiful medium shade that doesn’t read yellow at all. It’s pretty obvious that lighter floors will brighten up small dark rooms and make them look bigger because they reflect light. Thank you for this post! Dark Wood for 2017. Useful helpful post. Im looking for the perfect stain for my coffee table made of poplar. The finish you put on the floor also can play a part in hiding dirt. Are you going to have a more traditional design, if so think about the colors Early American, Special Walnut and Gun-stock- these are all really great looking and timeless. It really is gorgeous! I hope it looks great and you love your new floors. Do you know by chance if you could go over the Jacobean with the simply white to get some contrast? Hi Julia & Chris. Tough to know! For shiny, you can choose a full gloss or semi-gloss finish. The pine to me looked very different from my own experience. However since the top gets plenty of use I put on a coat of varathene. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Minwax Wood Putty is a non-hardening, pre-mixed putty color-matched to Minwax Wood Finish stains. I can’t thank you enough. Thanks! Great post! The red oak… brr… nightmares of 1980s cabinets and heart cutout furniture. which one you will prefer ? I’d like to find a color straight out of the can that I can live with, and just get it done. 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. It really softened each wood tone and color while not masking any grain–like semi-opaque stains do. I’m leaning towards a dark stain with no red, to contrast with the white oak floor. I really like the Jacobean, yet what light stain would you suggest as contrast? Just mix small amounts so you have plenty to experiment with. Thanks! Everything I’ve used makes my red oak look pink! And yes, the prestain saves the day on birch. Do you know how Chestnut stains? )l and then Antique Brown (stairs and bedroom in 2006 addition). Especially learning about the wood conditioner. You only really have two choices. On Brazilian cherry this combo looks like dark brown. Now I have these white lines in between the planks. Also, which wood would be most like maple? LOVE this post–very helpful!! Try mixing it with Neutral first in various percentages to see how that looks. Excellent resource. Brand- Minwax stains actually have less pigment in them compared to others like Mohawk, etc. 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. It’s not even like it’s a huge price difference! My mistake! 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. Any cherry or red furniture I bleach before doing all the other steps. Gorgeous! I’m about to make a few frames with pine and I’ll definitely be getting the conditioner now! Probably, but you’d likely need a combo of stains and I’m not sure what that combo would be. :). If your floor is going to look blotchy, damaged, or like a wild animal skin, better to not even refinish. I’ve always read that you should use the pre-stain conditioner, but never really believed the hype. So happy with my choice! It turned out a very neutral, medium brown colour. 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!? Best bet would be to get someone out to have a look for you and give you a quote after seeing them. Have you found one color stain that makes them similar? It’s similar to Dark Walnut, but a bit darker and the golden grain hues are more subtle and bit more light brown toned. It will really help me to choose the right product for the wood floor of my future house. I had seen so many gorgeous pictures of dark wood floors and was in love. We have red oak dark walnut stained floors in our living room, hall and dining room. Going to bookmark it or future reference. This was incredibly helpful. But I hope this is helpful. It would make them easier to maintain and spot repair down the road if you choose a hardwax oil. I have been doing wood finishing for over 20 years and I can’t tell you how hard it is to get a client to appreciate how different stains look on different types of wood. Help me with your special undertone eyes! Use a good quality stain first and 2 or 3 coats of finish on top. Could be a number of things…. Any thoughts on how I can approach staining them without making it a thesis project? Shop Minwax Wood Finish Oil-Based Stain Dark Walnut Interior Stain (Quart) in the Interior Stains department at Lowe's.com. – Royal Mahogany has a bit of red cut in. I've been going between the Dark Walnut stain and the Jacobean stain. I’ve been told no in the past, but someone told me that with the new gel stains out there it is possible. The only potential issue is the regular dog “accidents” you mentioned. I would have really liked to see a gray stain used as well. Last year, a Duraseal stain is coming out that is darker than all of these, called “True Black.” View Product Page. Thank you for the quick response! Birch did surprisingly well and the oaks were naturals. Very helpful post! Could you please help me choose the right one? Good luck! Hi Tadas, We love reading your articles, extremely helpful and interesting! Hope you end up happy with your choice :). I prefer Red Oak. The colors in the top row, from left to right (from what I can recall) are: 1-Natural, 2-Custom blend I think, maybe Spice Brown and Jacobean??? thank you for showing me how to stain my red oak cabinets. Maybe the commercial Jacobean stain is not the same as min wax brand? I’m considering using a dark stain, which will work better with the stone counter top color. Not only did this help me decide on stains, it really helped me to better understand how different wood grains vary. Very helpful. Also, is it okay to stain wood inside the home or are the fumes pretty strong? The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral in tone. The finish would have been Pallmann 96 satin – a waterbased finish. 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. I only wish you could have tested all of them. Best bet is to cut a sample board into small pieces and do some tests until you find the right color. Not sure why Antique Brown isn’t as popular but we do quite a few Jacobean floors. Want to keep color as natural as possible & really do not like the finish from poly / urethane products! Sunny. Are you going to have a more traditional design, if so think about the colors Early American, Special Walnut and Gun-stock- these are all really great looking and timeless. Bravo! Ebony and Royal Mahogany looks great too. It is an elusive stain!! 6. Every wood species benefitted greatly from the conditioner with this stain. Is it markings or stains in the actual wood, or the finish? – Dark Walnut is similar to Ebony and Jacobean, but it a bit lighter, which some customers prefer. Time is of the essence as we are already delayed a few weeks trying to get the right color. Gonna start experimenting with mixes soon, That’s great to hear! 2 coats of it followed by a semi-gloss finish. Where with pine (except heart pine), it’s softness accepts stain quickly and often unevenly, which is why conditioner is so important to use before staining many softwoods. Lately we’ve been getting a lot of requests about dark stained hardwood floors. Minwax Design Series washes, wood effects and waxes offer new options for bare wood and wood that's already stained. Ultimately, I think I’ll need to coordinate a color so that I can leave the inside of the cabinets gold, which suggests black to me. I don’t seem to find any tests to lighten up the ebony taking away a bit of the red tinge of the red oak (my intent). I have also uploaded the video from my Youtube channel. We have never done a color combo like this with Brazilian Cherry. What ratio of royal mahogany and ebony would achieve a very dark wood look with a slight tinge of red in it? Your email address will not be published. Hello – What are the 6 stain colors in the last picture? Help! If not, then I would at least like to take some of the red out of my floor and also wondered if you used a green stain on the mahogany if that would help counter the redness? i bought 5″ number 3 white oak for my apartment because I really liked the color differences between the boards. My husband and my new contractor think I’m nuts. The floors look to be a medium redish oak .. Which stain on which wood do you think is closest to West Elm’s pecan, like the pecan legs of their Drake sofa? thank you so much for this. The same goes with the finish I am guessing if you use water base stain you have to use a water base finish any recommendations which brand finish you prefer? And of course it is orange once again. You could even paint it a contrasting color! Would we see a noticeable difference? Minwax Jacobean. Poor kitchen floors, they deserved to match! I think I should match this or either go lighter (in the same tones but don’t want to). I assumed it was soft because it had the most trouble accepting stains. Is Dark walnut too dark? Love my pine floors! Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. I did want dark floors up in Lake county. So while I’m leaning towards the Dark Walnut just based on the pictures above, I’ll be testing out the Dark Walnut, Jacobean, and Early American on my floor and choosing from one of those. None of the charts here state what kind of wood is being tested. i want to try the white after sadning but i think ill do the walnut to match my dark floors and grey corrian counters. I have american cherry floors and want to stain them darker. Prep- if you sand wood, the grit that you finish at will dramatically change how much stain is absorbed. Or a sort of gray stain that would really cut the yellow could work! And I thought the pickled looked good on red oak – you didn’t?! 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. 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. . Great Special Walnut/ Jacobean blend on a 4″ White Oak. Looks like you may need to re-sand sorry. Thank you so much! This is SO and great and helpful- I seriously loved reading this and studying the results. This was so helpful to see all the stains on the birch board. We know this is one of the hardest decisions you’ll need to make when it comes to having your hardwood floors sanded and refinished. Do you recommend Sherwin Williams or Minwax for an Ebony stain? Most excellent! This also depends greatly on the quality of the finish system used. We finally had our floors refinished last summer to try to get them a similar color. The color appears so much lighter on wood samples. Wood conditioner is certainly key (learned that the hard way). Nov 13, 2016 - Early Saturday morning, I set out to refinish the stairs. Definitely referencing this any time we have a staining project. Would you do the simply white in a house that might be your forever house? 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). 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. Did he do that? Look great and are dark.. It still has a nice sheen that’s not too shiny but no too dull like a matte or super-matte sheen. The Douglas fir has a orange tent I need to tone down. The … Lastly, we thought it would be beneficial to see all the same wood type with different stains in one picture. My red oak banister, spindles, stairs and floors are currently stained Provincial. Thank you for doing such a great post! Just had my dark floors sanded and finished with 3 coats of loba AT invisible. We’ll make up some large sample boards for you to view in your home setting to compare with each other so you can see for yourself how dark you can handle. I was going to use quarter sawn white oak vs. quarter sawn red oak. It should! 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. Also think about your wall color. Do some samples first to see and go from there. This is sososo helpful! They’re not bad and look nice but not my color of choice. I heard the oil gets a yellow color and I do not want it to look weird over time what do you recommend? Hi, I’m in need of help, I have oak parquet flooring on it’s way, plus the treds and banisters to do on my stairs, I’m loving the dark colours of Jacobean and Ebony, but love be in the uk, also need it to be tough as I have dogs(paws), I’ve been reading all your blogs, but still need it spelling out to me,ha, what do I use for all my surfaces, want it to look rich with a satin finish, please help, Thankyou Char. The photo below shows the result of a three-layered Rubio Monocoat system for very dark floors…, In order to get a more even color and depth, plus a few shades darker, we go also go through a process called water popping when staining floors darker colors. I’ve mixed about every Minwax color combo I can think of. )…maybe minwax will give you another opportunity! Jacobean by Minwax Minwax Jacobean is a rich, dark brown color. I tried this on white oak and did not get the look you got but I want to achieve this! I guess I’ll have to look up prices of birch next time I want to forego paint on my project. The stain is on (Drying) my red oak and I feel I’ve made a mistake and let them get too dark. Maybe it was lighting. Dark floors can be a challenge though which is why some guys shy away from them. Whichever one of those 3 you choose will look great though. 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. So interesting to see the stains all lined up. Minwax makes a a few really great topcoats. The pine turned more gray than anything. I’m looking to get rid of the red and blonde tones in the wood. I love the simply white but don’t want it to turn pink as it ages! Could you tell me the name of the floors and exact stain in the 3rd picture? I bet this would be true for furniture refinishing too! This is a great post and helped me decide which stain to use on the twin bed my husband is making for our son! window.fd('form', { I’d like to find a color straight out of the can that I can live with, and just get it done. You can read a previous blog post about this process here:  Water Popping Hardwood Floors, Lately we have been doing a lot of Ebony with Jacobean. We have rustic birch floors and they are quite soft, they took a beating to upstairs, moderate use. I’m sure you have saved many of us from buying the wrong stain/wood combination for a project. I bought silver-toned door hardware for the painting gray side and antique brass for the side I want to stain. I was at Lowes by 9 am and got a little side tracked. Do you have tips for re-staining newly nailed western red cedar shingles? It can be applied over any wood but is especially necessary when working with soft or porous woods like pine, alder, birch, and maple. So, for example, dark walnut is better than jacobean (which has some red … That will give you a darker shade: Why do the grains in the timber show unevenness … There are also a lot of clients are choosing 50% Ebony and 50% Natural like on the staircase below. Thanks!! I know that they are very similar, especially when you compare the digital swatches, but the actual paper-copy swatches make the two colors look kinda different, with the Dark Walnut appearing slightly redder than the Jacobean. We came to picked Oak after looking into wax-based finishes (Bona, etc.) It delivered rich, dark brown tones. The other woods took the stain well, with more redness coming out of the conditioned sides of the boards. We decided to go with Ebony color (DuraSeal) on red oak floors. Hi, I’m trying to find a stain for my family room colums and mantle that will match my dark cherry cabinets. I’m guessing there’s no poly on top of any of these? Plywood if usually birch veneered for these reasons. I loved coffee brown yesterday but now I’m worried about it pulling too much red. !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? Ideally you can make a bunch of samples and see how they look first. We only ever apply a single coat. Oh no! In the process of building a house and the trim color really has me struggling. Hi, we are thinking into investing in hardwood flooring. If I can figure out a way to post a pic here, I would. Hi, I Am searching for best stain for cedar fence. The next day, our super-nice “floor guy”, Frank, applied them to the floor to let us see the stains on our red oak floors. This was perfectly timed! :). SO SO SO SOOOO helpful!!! In the end, staining hardwood floors is going to come down to personal choice just like a car color. Thanks so much! We want to make sure we do not end up with purple floors. containerEl: document.querySelector('#fd-form-5d767f96afdf3e000f968472') Experiment with a few colors to see what you like. Minwax ® Wood Finish™ Ebony 2718. I have about 1200 square feet in 3 rooms. I think going natural would most likely look OK though. This is so useful!!! WOULD LOve to see samples of stains on cedar! Can we stain it darker? My goggles, my respirator mask and crappy old clothes. We sampled Jacobean and dark walnut on pine and our samples came out much darker than yours. You’d think MinWax would have this on their website. You can even 'go lighter' with antique and coffee brown. Hi! It has the reddish hues in the light but dark in the evening or in shade. The finer the grit, the smoother the finish, and the less surface texture for stain to sit in- ergo less color. So Provincial it was . You can see pictures of a few of those jobs on our photos page here if you scroll down a bit: https://napervillehardwood.com/photos_of_hardwood_floors.html. You could go darker or lighter depending on your taste. Natural wood tones vary, so expect your final stain color to vary slightly from board to board. I’m not sure how (or if it is even possible) to achieve the color I want. 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