Q: I just had red oak floors installed. We did the Duraseal stain tests and I personally do not like any of their colors. Is there another stain brand? Or does doing a double coat of stain make it richer? Continue reading Stain brands besides Duraseal?
Q: We have just had 10 inch T&G pine installed in our new home. In the past we had stained pine floors in our cottage and stained with Minwax Golden Oak. The floors were not sanded and the result was great, an aged pine look. Our new floors were sanded after the floor was put down. We put the same stain down (golden oak) and it does not look good. Continue reading Want a distressed, aged pine look
Q: I have natural Lauzon black walnut floors that need refinishing. I would really like to achieve a greyed contemporary look (that is so current right now). Is staining black walnut grey possible? What colour would I use (due to the variations of gold, chocolate, blond, red in the wood)? Continue reading Staining black walnut grey
Q: I would like to stain my hardwood oak floors to a very non-traditional, bold color. For example: indigo, blue, or blood red. Minwax makes some water based stains in those colors, are those advisable for the floor? They can be seen here: http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains/minwax-water-based-wood-stain#Colors Continue reading Staining Wood Floor a Bold Color
Q: I have newly constructed maple wood floors. Is it possible to darken them to a walnut, smokey-grey color? Is staining maple grey possible? Continue reading Staining maple grey, smokey color doable?
Q: We have a dark bamboo floor. It shows too much dirt! It’s impossible to keep clean. Would an extra lacquer top coat help this? Continue reading Dark wood floors show dirt more readily
Q: My family room contains lots of oak (woodwork, windows, bookshelves, TV cabinet built in). It’s a beautiful medium color oak. I would like to replace the carpet with hardwood floors. I feel oak flooring might be too much for the room. Is there a rule about whether the floors should be a darker or lighter color than the other wood in the room? Continue reading Choosing hardwood floor stain color: Is there a rule about whether the floors should be a darker or lighter color than the other wood in the room?
Q: I have bleached oak floors / white stained hardwood floors. Will I be able to have them sanded and stained a cherry color? Continue reading Staining bleached/white stained oak floors darker
Q: I’m getting ready to install some white pine flooring. I’m going to use Waterlox to finish it. I was wondering what stain combinations you have used. I’d like to get a light amber brown color. I’m thinking of using Early American or English Chestnut. Continue reading Light amber-brown color stains (staining pine)?
Q: We are about to replace our carpeted area with hardwood. I fell in love with the 3/4 solid Santos Mahogany, but I am concerned that the color may clash with our existing nature wood trim throughout the house. The trim is between a wheat and pecan color. Would this be too much variation in wood and color? Continue reading Too much variation in wood and color?