Light amber-brown color stains (staining pine)?

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.

Any thoughts?

A: I’ve only used the Waterlox/Min Wax stain mixture on one huge pine floor. It was a terrific way to stain pine. You may have to apply more than one coat of the mixture to get the colour you are after, but it is the best way I’ve found to stain a pine floor. You simply need to do some small sample tests to figure out what will work best.