What caused it and what can I do about it? The first is to use a very dark stain like you mentioned. you mention Jatoba wood …. Is this norma? Hi, We just purchased a house with 60 year old red oak floors and have decided to remove all the carpet and replace the pee stained boards with new ones. I am refinishing my red oak floors and want to go darker. If you use a high-end professional grade finish system, either a quality hardwax oil or a commercial grade water-based finish system, like we do here at Tadas Wood Flooring, then you won’t have this issue to worry about. No we haven’t done that combination. I am thinking of going natural but don’t know if the character grade hickory would clash with my kitchen and furniture. Provincial is a very nice color. $27.29 $ 27. It is the one with the six floor samples. Choosing hardwood floor stain for our home. It’s much better than Minwax because it acts like a sealer as well as a stain. Saved by Modern Tech Wood Floors. Matthew, Is there any way to have mahogany wood floors stained dark? Thanks, Michele. It's my first time making wood signs and I purchased Provincial by Minwax. Try to get a large natural sample and live with it for a week or two. Unfortunately there is no way to darken them unless you re-sand them :(. And yes, I would definitely recommend looking into using a hardwax oil. Dark Walnut. The problem is the previous owners dogs peed all over the rugs ! The finish would have been Pallmann 96 satin – a waterbased finish. I am refinishing pine end tables painting the bottom and stain on top. Or may be it was a red oak and not a white oak ?? I am looking to redo my floors to a nice dark espresso or ebony color still deciding. Dark is gorgeous but I’m not sure if I wanna deal with the up keep .. Start with 25% Ebony and see from there. We have been looking at the Minwax colors. I have about 1200 square feet in 3 rooms. So we thought we’d put together a blog post to answer the most common questions we are asked about choosing, applying and living with dark stained floors. You could also do a blend of both if you like so it matches a bit better. Most people that ask us this are looking for a more open, light feel. Would you say the prestain changes the tone of the color? I have links embedded in the title of each stain that I used. Only ever do 1 coat of stain. Would you use the same color on the wood floors as the columns? Meanwhile, our living, dining, family and kitchen have been prepped and we wanted to add a darker shade that would blend with antique brown. The finish on the floor is semi gloss (50%).Can this be corrected or is that the natural appearance? Attributes. You can read about water popping on our blog post here: https://napervillehardwood.com/blog/what-is-water-popping/. Do you mean uneven sheen levels? And here is the Duraseal stain chart. Looks like you may need to re-sand sorry. I can’t find many examples online of Acacia and how it accepts stain. We have never done a color combo like this with Brazilian Cherry. D) No I don’t sorry. It still has a nice sheen that’s not too shiny but no too dull like a matte or super-matte sheen. This is more opaque vs Ebony and other dark stain colors. Note, this post contains some affiliate links. Birch will act like maple with stain – in other words it can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. Any ideas would be helpful. #walnuthardwoodflooringredoak Does anyone have any of these stains on white oak flooring? Whatever finish I ultimately decide on is going to have to stand up to my dogs and their “accidents”. Hope you find a blend you love! Best bet would be to get someone out to have a look for you and give you a quote after seeing them. Please advise Thank you. One of my top favorite stain colors is Minwax Provincial, I’ve used it a lot! I have had one sample come back but it appeared blotchy. We use Duraseal. Should I mix black with white? In my experience the pre conditioner does not change the color, and prevents dark blotching. After you pick your stain color, make sure to sand the wood well when preparing your project for stain! They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. 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. We don’t use it so I don’t have any experience with it sorry. Good thing we love doing them! Dark floors are a lot more maintenance than medium or light colored wood floors. This post and video are AMAZING!! We had them stained mix of Ebony and true black. 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. Thank you for the quick response! Do keep in mind that stain colors can look different on different species and types of wood. Or is there a classic, wood stain color that you love that I haven’t included here?! No you can use either type of finish over a water based stain. Just make sure the stain is dry before applying the OSMO oil. Also do not like the yellow or orange either. Some floor boards seem to contain stain in the white oak floors. 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??? Is Dark walnut too dark? 3. He says in his experience the color looks muddy with additional coats of stain. We have a 94lb Akita who has made some scratches and to correct it we need to sand it down so it would also be the time to change those orange tones to Jacobean or maybe dark walnut? Either dark or light looks good but if you really like the natural color in the boards then maybe lighter would be the best way to go. 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. They used the Glitsa Poly finish. Or it only makes it more even less blotchy? As you can see, staining oak is very different. I’d like my floors to look dark blackish with dark red undertones, not brown. Copyright © 2020 Angela Marie Made | Trellis Framework by Mediavine. That will give you a darker shade: Why do the grains in the timber show unevenness in floor levels on a dark stained (Walnut) timber floor? 3. The colors shown are for reference purposes only. The floors look to be a medium redish oak .. 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? Natural wood tones vary, so expect your final stain color to vary slightly from board to board. I just re did my hardwood floors in special walnut and the color came out way too light. I want a rich brown without red undertones but as the light changes throughout the day I go from loving to hating a color. The only way I could see this working is if you apply a white wash type finish like Bona Nordic Seal: https://www.bona.com/en-US/Bona-Professional/Products/Coatings/Waterborne-Finishes-and-Sealers/NordicSeal/. We have samples of each that we can show you in person. From left to right: special walnut, dark walnut, medium brown, custom mix: 1 part ebony/ 6 parts natural, custom mix: 1 part ebony/ 6 parts natural/ one part special walnut. It’s a darker and richer color than Sedona Red and Ebony, a very nice blend. It’s user error. Try mixing it with Neutral first in various percentages to see how that looks. Duraseal Stain colors. 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. DuraSeal Quick Coat Penetrating Finish (171 dark walnut sheen) is a semi-transparent stain formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood and masonry surfaces. I am about to have my character grade hickory engineered floors sanded for the second and last time and need some help on color and finish. Just had my dark floors sanded and finished with 3 coats of loba AT invisible. Personally I would apply a low sheen/matte waterbased finish. Success! Hi there, I live in Estes Park, Colorado and I’m trying to convince the floor guy that I want a darker finish on my 80 year old red oak floors. I do like darker colors and shiny…I cant decide, but I would really like a modern and traditional look. I want a dark floor and I know the trend is for a satin finish but I’m concerned that if I use a satin finish it will look dull. The second option would depend on how extensive the damage is and the cost to do. Not too light or dark, it has a golden honey hue to it that is beautiful. When I stained my Pine wood, it seemed darker than what you had in your pictures, not like a rich brown more of a darker grey brown. Sometimes the stain samples you get have been water popped first so the color is deeper. You need to be prepared to sweep your floors at least every other day to have them show off their beauty. In the end, staining hardwood floors is going to come down to personal choice just like a car color. I am glad to have found your blog. The color will depend on the camera, the lighting, time of day, if the picture was photo shopped or not and a bunch of other factors. Minwax is the stain choice that most DIY bloggers use. Whichever one of those 3 you choose will look great though. Not all wood will take stain the same way, even the same species of wood, so that could be causing the difference. I would like to install some type of hardwood floor in the kitchen but would prefer to complement our current hardwood floor vs match it. Oak takes a stain very well and we can stain from a light color all the way up to dark colors, as you can see us using in the photo below…. I would make a large sample board of both colors and place them in those locations for a few days and see what you think. I’ve read on other sites that birch does not take stain easily. Hope you find someone good. It’s always my go to color when I need a wood tone color that will go with almost any design plan. Want to keep color as natural as possible & really do not like the finish from poly / urethane products! different shine %’s or something). I’m looking to get rid of the red and blonde tones in the wood. Hardwood floors are the same. This is a hard one because modern and traditional are very different looks. Jumped and decided on 50/50 provincial with classic gray. I used Minwax Early American on our DIY bathroom vanity and loved how it turned out: Special Walnut by Minwax is a lighter, brown walnut color. I am trying to update the look of our home but not go too dark either. I’d start with 3/4 Ebony to 1/4 Mahogany and take it from there. Duraseal Quick Coat Stain comes in more than 70 colors and can be mixed to create custom colors. Yes oil poly works well on dark floors. It has the reddish hues in the light but dark in the evening or in shade. Dec 22, 2018 - Red oak floor stained duraseal dark walnut in Portland Oregon. With red mahogany, if you like dark, deep rich shades then 50% that with 50% ebony looks stunning. Yuck! On the other hand, dark floors will absorb light and have the opposite effect in a small room. So, it’s best to always test your stain out in a small area on your project first to see how it looks on your piece of wood before applying it to the whole project! Hi Tadas, I want a modern look for my floors. Can we stain it darker? Do you need a preconditioning stain or would waterpopping work just as well? Sorry to hear that. 10. In your photo with the six samples, can you tell me what each of them is and what finish you used. Do some samples first to see and go from there. This rich blend of oil and resin gives hardwood floors a soft, satiny sheen. I'd like to receive the free email course. And floors in three large rooms. Early American has a more faded sun look to it which gives it a light, weathered vibe. C. Can we put a medium to high-gloss finish to match the cherry floor? I put in new white oak flooring in my downstairs and stained With Jacobean Stain ( different brand) and the flooring is much lighter than the upstairs and I am not happy about this as I had them professionally done.. Why would there be such a color difference ? Jacobean is a beautiful, rustic color that reminds of cabin colors! But… if you have a naturally dark exotic wood floor, like Ipe or Jatoba, then we will strongly suggest that they should not be stained for two reasons: 1) they already look nice and dark naturally – these are the woods people try to emulate when they stain oak – so why mess with mother nature, and. It really looks like a chestnut color to me! Do you recommend Sherwin Williams or Minwax for an Ebony stain? Anyone use these colors? You may need to experiment with dyes or pre-color treatments to get a color like that. I am leaning toward a special walnut stain (by Duraseal) on my white oak floors. What would you use to protect? Gonna start experimenting with mixes soon, That’s great to hear! I would sand down the old finish but you can try and see how it looks just going over it first and you may like how it turns out before you go ahead and sand the existing. Also, do I have to take off the stain I already did or can I just put the new color over it? I heard the oil gets a yellow color and I do not want it to look weird over time what do you recommend? Some of the popular colors include Classic Gray, English Chestnut, Neutral, Medium Brown and Provincial. I bought Jacobean to mix with the grey, what are your thoughts?? 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. DuraSeal® Quick Coat Penetrating Finish is a semi-transparent dark walnut stain formulated to seal, color, and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood and masonry surfaces. Hi we ar putting down Dom brown wood look tile in hall and kitchen. I don’t want it to look like a basketball court (super shiny) but I’m worried it would look blah. Floor Staining. If lighter, then a color like Early American or Provincial could work. my husband likes red mahogany —–what combination with red mahogany will look good. Fruitwood. Apr 18, 2013 - floor stain, left to right (all DuraSeal): Dark Walnut, Special Walnut, Antique Brown, Provincial Now check your email to confirm your subscription. If so, no, that isn’t normal. It’s pretty obvious that lighter floors will brighten up small dark rooms and make them look bigger because they reflect light. Not sure it would be classed as a modern look though as it is quite traditional. It’s the perfect, medium-dark wood stain with golden highlights that show through the wood grain. Duraseal stains tend to come out a bit darker than Minwax (when you are comparing the same color e.g. If you have red or white oak (which makes up the majority of Naperville and Chicago area homes) then there is no problem at all. Mixed with dark walnut would darken it and give it a more modern edge. I am getting a blotchy area around the fireplace when applying ebony stain. I am trying to decide between antique brown and rosewood. That may help with the blotchiness. They do come out different on different species, grades and age of wood. TY. Duraseal jacobean, dark walnut and red mahogany on red oak. ebony alone is too dark for me, ebony and jacobean too brown. Do you have any suggestions with regard to type of wood and stain? We have used Duraseal and Minwax stains so you should have no trouble with either of those. Have you ever tried a mix of Ebony and Grey on red oak? 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. Your floor guy is correct. Am I wrong that satin finishes are dull looking? In direct sun, when looked at from an angle, it gets a purple haze. 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. You can read about the Loba finishes we recommend here: https://napervillehardwood.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-hardwood-floor-finish-part-4/. Hmmm… I would look at Driftwood, Grey, Birch and Twig to start with. I’ve mixed about every Minwax color combo I can think of. If you are going to be living in your home for many years, I would go with whatever you like. DuraSeal ® Quick Coat Penetrating Finish is a semi-transparent stain formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood and masonry surfaces. Duraseal stain are one of the two proffesional stain used by most flooring contractors, with the one being Bona. Keep it within the same basic color range though. Can you suggest a color for me? Ebony and Royal Mahogany looks great too. Hi There! For darker maybe look at a mix of Jacobean and Ebony. Can I add a jacobean on top to make it more brown? We love this look and so do most designers we work with. Hi, we are thinking into investing in hardwood flooring. What would you recommend…thanks. Dark Walnut Floors Red Oak Floors Staining Wood Floor Stain Refinishing Floors Oak Floor Stains Red Oak Hardwood Floors Mahogany Flooring … These are all classic, brown color stains, you can check out 5 gray wood stain options here if you are interested in gray colors and white wood stain options for white stains. Time is of the essence as we are already delayed a few weeks trying to get the right color. If you want a bit of a black and brown stain color, Minwax Ebony is a good choice. Access the free printable library at https://angelamariemade.com/free-printable-library-subscribers/ and enter the password: AMMfreebies Your email confirmation also contains this information. We are about to have our maple floors professionally refinished and stained. B. I’m just not in love with the lighter colored floor and wanted to go darker. what is ur opinion about provincial in minwax and what finish satin vs smigloss?will combination of provincial and dark walnut look good? Man, it’s pretty. We don’t have any experience with Acacia sorry. When you do, if you live in Naperville or the surrounding area, we’ll be here to help transform those beautiful hardwood floors into the perfect shade of stain you’ve been dreaming about. The builder installed this species and it has orange/brown tones to it. Personally, I like Jacobean. If there’s one stain color that truly sounds like the name of it, I think it’s Minwax English Chestnut. Our contractor has explained that it is best to only put 1 coat of stain. 1-16 of 80 results for "duraseal stain" Skip to main search results Eligible for Free Shipping. Hello. And I can see why, it’s a nice mix of rustic browns and hints of smoky gray, with a few light highlights peeking through. Thanks. I think I should match this or either go lighter (in the same tones but don’t want to). Shop Duraseal Neutral Quick Coat (Quart) Oil-Based Stain (861100000) from City Floor Supply, your go-to distributor for all your hardwood floor finishing needs. DURA SEAL Penetrating Finish is a semi-transparent stain formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood and masonry surfaces. I picked these colors based on my tried and true favorites, readers favorites (based on an Instagram poll), and what seems to be popularly used. Dec 24, 2018 - Red oak floor in Portland Oregon that has been stained duraseal dark walnut and coated with water based finish. Duraseal special walnut. That seems like a happy medium!! It’s a good shade that goes with a lot of styles. What Color Should I Stain My Wood Floors? This rich blend of oil and resin gives hardwood floors a soft, satiny sheen. Minwax Jacobean is a rich, dark brown color. On Brazilian cherry this combo looks like dark brown. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks robert. Please answer the question below before submitting your comment: © Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved. This will preserve the natural color and not darken it like an oil based product would. If your kitchen is covered in tiles then there’s a pretty big separation between the two. Satin still has some sheen to it, probably more than it seems you want. Minwax Dark Walnut was the first stain color that I fell in love with when I first started woodworking. It’s nice that you only need one coat with this Varathane stain, but I actually added a second light coat on this sample to get a better sense of the color. This was my first time using it and it was a reader favorite. I feel they came out a little red/orange. Hello, I have read many of your articles and have learned so much from you! Varathane’s Honey Maple stain is the lightest stain color in this round up! 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. Feb 27, 2013 - Duraseal stains, from left to right: Dark Walnut, Special Walnut, Antique Brown, Provincial Thank you so much!! I would ask for a few samples on a largish board so you can compare each gloss level. We definitely don’t recommend using Polyshades for floors. Thank you so much! 2. 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 thought it would be helpful to round up 10 favorite wood stain colors and show samples of what they actually look like on wood. Hello – What are the 6 stain colors in the last picture? I did want dark floors up in Lake county. . What was the percentage mix of the Expresso/Red Mahogany mix? I did just that to my white oak floors. ... DuraSeal Quick Coat Dark Walnut (170) Oil-Based Wood Floor Stain - Quart. Dura Seal Quick Coat Stains are a premium quality penetrating finish that can be topcoated in 2 to 4 hours. We are having our red oak floors refinished and extended through two other rooms. what color bona stain would look good with hickory cabinets in large room with a gray and beige ceramic tile in next room. Your email address will not be published. It’s another one of my favorite stain colors and I love using it on cedar wood. Thank for the great explanation of stains! It’s also probably the closest to a modern/traditional look too. Thanks so much for your help! Saved by Yvonne Gorman. The only difference is the scratch in the dark colored floor will show through more noticeably as the color of the natural wood underneath is lighter. If it’s too red just add more Expresso to it. Yes!! Antique Brown. Is there any way to dial back the color without re-sanding the entire floor and starting over? Very frustrating. Hi Tadas, We love reading your articles, extremely helpful and interesting! Pretty sure they will have Bona and Loba though. Is oil based poly better on darker floors? Thank you! The rest of the floor looks great. Chestnut. It seeped through & so many dark spots are showing .. I’m thinking I have to get a dark stain . If you have bigger, more open rooms then it’s not as big an issue unless you have dark maroon or chocolate brown walls. Especially on the look and style you’re going for in your place. Hello, Your site is very informative! 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??? Try getting a matte sheen. And make sure to stir it really well before using since it’s a thicker stain and all the color is at the bottom! maybe due to the age of the wood? I love that look! It’s a big decision so you may as well take your time and get it right, it’s not easily reversible. 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. Make sure the wood is well sanded and don't apply the stain too heavy to avoid it coming out darker. DuraSeal Ebony vs Minwax ebony. 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. I really wanted a 36″ stove since I’ve only ever cooked on 30″-ers and frankly t… What is the color in the very first photo at the top? 2. (Ebony mixed with Red Mahogany 2:3). Otherwise there can be issues with the adhesion of the finish. Well I hope this round up of wood stain colors has been helpful for you and makes the stain color picking process a little easier! Thank you for all of your help in advance! Use a good quality stain first and 2 or 3 coats of finish on top. Yes you can mix stain colors, you can do whatever you like :). It’s a nice natural wood looking stain that deepens the natural, grain colors of the wood. What color stain would you recommend to achieve the same color as your work with Red Oak stained with ebony and Royal mahogany? No I wouldn’t add more stain. I am just not sure about staining the floors this same color with all the trim and baseboards being kept natural. HI, We are in Mi, just moved here from Downers Grove Il. 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