I can still remember the first time I learned that adding a touch of the complementary color mutes the shade. love your thought process and the helpful comments from your talented readers. The room was 11 x 26. Love that natural floor! Maybe the glaze would look better in actuality than the picture. All Rights Reserved. This is much whiter than the white stain options from Minwax (pickled oak) and Duraseal (country white).. We have found those to be a bit too watery, so they aren’t as translucent or white as most people expect. Also, in my opinion, the two versions with added paint make the wood look like the color is sitting on top of the wood rather than *being* the wood. My white oak floors are turning out lovely-perfect light greige color. Option 1, yes is pink in a bad way. My ex was a hardwood floorman (and probably one of the best at stain mixing/matching). I just have the grain stained in more gray color. I love your posts. By the way, if you’re wondering what I used to tint the stain, let me show you…. Trust us, these products are perfect for cancelling out the red/pink tones that are naturally in the red oak. X-D. Formulated to … Red Oak is a very opened grain wood, so if you put a color on it, the grain darkens while the "new wood" takes the intended color. Addicted 2 Decorating is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Let’s hope that I have some real progress to show come Monday! It holds up much better than Varethane ( we used that to stain my staircase, painter did it) and it not durable at all. Due to variations in screens and lighting, we do not require you to make a final stain selection when you order. I’m so happy that you are going to make a decision after one coat… as I’m concerned that a second coat might eliminate the lovely grain that seems to show so beautifully in the one coat sample. I can imagine it would be quite labor intensive. Those countertops came out so very beautiful -why not go with that I’d say. This rich blend of oil and resin gives hardwood floors a soft, satiny sheen. The grey combats the yellow tannin pull from white oak. So last night before I went to bed, I tested out some whitewash options. We used Bona Mega Clear HD. So I decided to try out some good ole Varathane water-based white stain, right off the shelf of Home Depot. A studio is usually grunge. Or should I do the lime wax? But it’s still a good start for getting an idea of where I’m heading. First, we replaced over 100 boards. This flooring is known for its very warm tones that can look reddish or yellowish, and going neutral with your color scheme is the key to offsetting that. @ Chapel Hill, North Carolina Next is to apply the first coat of finish. To get the pinkish tint out of red oak – use double staining techniques and special sealers and finishes. You may pick four colors at checkout and we will send you actual wood samples to view in your home free of charge. This has no amber tint and the finish will not yellow over time. Love the green paint addition to cut the reds – looks great! Sanded and high gloss clear varnish. so glad you decided to go with the white, for projects in a work shop it isn’t part of your house and should be as durable as possible. Choose the color of your fine Amish Oak furniture from our selection of premium, hand-rubbed stains. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Description from Chicago Hardwood Flooring Specialties. I did almost the same route with mine old red oak floors and it looks so natural. When you add a brown stain to oak floors, you intensify and truly bring out the beauty of the wood….the white, just covers it up. I think so too. Yay! Here are links to the stain, sealer, and finish used on this project. At least I do know for sure that adding green tint will cut the pink undertones. Love the red oak, so I know I’m just a little prejudiced, but wouldn’t the first one[1 coat] go with your wall paper better. ð I figure that the topcoat will be the most important part of this equation anyway, so as long as I get that right, the “not-intended-for-floors” stain will be just fine. Staining Red Oak Floors White - Kansas City - Hardwood Floor … Yes, that’s craft paint. That might help a lot, even though it’s a pretty big extra step. I’m just happy that you’re going with what YOU wanted, and not let anyone persuade you to go with something you’re not really wanting! Is the whole room painted yet? That was a little shocking to me, because that sample on the right looked SO much whiter at night. Choose the color of your fine Amish Quartersawn White Oak furniture from our selection of premium, hand-rubbed stains. I didn’t weigh in yesterday, but I think you made some really good arguments for white washed floors which probably influenced people! Frankly, I wouldnât mind seeing some random greener streaks added in the flooring mix… Optimistic about the end result – and looking forward to seeing your weekend progress. Thoughts? It’s a Danish oil product for hardwoods and comes in several colorways with a bleaching (lye) kit for oak. Finish: Waterborne Polyurethane. Just my honest opinion. Feb 21, 2019 - Explore Beverly's board "Red Oak - Duraseal" on Pinterest. Green and white anyone ? Anyway, I did three test patches last night before I went to bed. What about using the same bleaching technique you used on you Pantry countertops? Treating raw wood with conditioner helps prevent streaks and blotches by evening out the absorption of oil-based stains. Right now, I am really liking the two coats on the sample, though. The natural sunlight made it look not quite so white and bright. And you know what to expect….no 540sf surprise! Fill all the gaps in the floor before staining. Can’t wait to see the finished floor!!! You are on the right track! But I was looking at it under bright white LED lights at night, so I wanted to wait and see what it looked like this morning in the light. The best white stain we’ve found is Bona White.. We recommend using a 120 grit for the final buff before staining. good luck!! So I decided to try a second coat on that last sample. I learn so much and you give me confidence!!!! If you want to temper the red tones… try off-white or light grey colors. But at least I’m on the right track. Its unique formulation provides a surface that can be topcoated in two hours. (After a lot of turmoil in your heart)! Description. See the stain samples on the floor before selecting a color. I'm a DIY fanatic remodeling my way through our 1948 fixer upper.More About Kristi. There’s much more that goes into a project like this. I thought dark floors would look great in your studio space- they would create a nice ground to all the lightness and brightness. What if you sanded the floors, then sealed them, and then white washed them, and then do a final topcoat of sealer? And I bet you’ll never guess Red Oak’s undertones. Testing Whitewash Finishes On Red Oak Hardwood Flooring - … Personally, when it comes to a white glaze, I wouldnât go there. Would that keep the floors from looking pink and eliminate the need to add green? You don’t have to use bleaching techniques to achieve a whitewashed look. Nicely done! I ALSO thought you would be doing the bleaching thing. So, you trying to stain your red oak floors white? They were mixed red and white and no board longer than 2 ft since they were inexpensive bundles called shorts. Thank you for sharing enough details for us to try to replicate your results. White oak (left), red oak (right) Look closely at the picture above, (click on it to enlarge it if you have to), and note the length of the rays in both types of wood. I was thinking the same thing!!! I think the versions with paint added will end up looking very splotchy … excess paint will unavoidably pile up where your brushstroke ends, and there will be lots of brush strokes. Effects of Different Stains on Red Oak Wood: A few weeks ago on Youtube, I wanted to see the effects of different stains on White Pine and Poplar, well this time I used common Red Oak that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot. You don’t have to use bleach nowadays. I really like how light and bright it is. Others say don’t EVER use paint. To reply to the above lady, the floors would look pinkish unless the sealer was colored somehow. Totally with you – I like the more green tinted version of your stain which effectively kills the pink, and yeah, do one coat and see how it feels before deciding on a second layer or not. Put down beautiful wood just to paint over it? Some people swear by Bona products, like their white stain, or their NordicSeal. Comments. Due to variations in screens and lighting, we do not require you to make a final stain selection when you order. Dark floors do tend to show a lot more than light, and your colors in the entrance and bathroom would probably not look great with the dark stain. See more ideas about oak floor stains, hardwood floor colors, red oak. Red oak has a pinkish tint to it, which makes for complications when a client wants a lighter color. For finishing sanding, depending on the color, 150 – 180 grit is all you need. No way! I agree with Krist that itâs more effective to stain the base coat vs altering the color by laying a colored top coat. The old-school way to whitewash wood was to use bleach. Most flooring companies will only stain a floor once. Staining Red Oak Floors White – Kansas City, Spot Treating Pet Stains on Hardwood Floors, Staining Maple Hardwood Floors – Oil vs Water-Based Polyurethane, Pre-Finished Hardwood Cost vs Site-Finished Hardwood Cost. It actually finishes pretty evenly and there really is no fear of color blotches. It is DEFINITELY on the right track and will look lovely when done, it just doesn’t look exactly white-washed now…. So I added a bit more green and tried again. Red Oak 215. Use 1/2 Country white, 1/4 classic grey, 1/4 weathered oak. The color it will be would go great with your beautiful wall paper, IMHO. It did tame some of the red, but not quite enough for me. If it is not too much work, I would also consider bleaching the floors before whitewashing because it worked so well on the pantry countertops. But, not completely! I agree! Go get ’em, Tiger! I assumed, since you’re wood-filling it, that you were planning to bleach it first like you did with the pantry countertop. I would try to find a white stain that did not have a pink undertone first. Of the many types of hardwood that a homeowner may choose to preserve and showcase, You can see Bona Stain Chart here. Dura Seal Quick Coat Penetrating Finish 101 Country White Hardwood Flooring Stain. We are having our floors refinished and are struggling with the right the single coat with green looks smoother and more finished even without sanding. If you want a slightly deeper greige use 1/2 classic grey and 1/2 weathered oak. They were beautiful. Canât wait until Monday or Tuesday to see your progress!! It’s best to hire an expert and ask them if they work with the products mentioned above. Use our stain color guide to pick the right stain color for your wood projects. The customer wanted to stain the floor with country white. We sealed this floor with Bona NordicSeal. It’s important to replace any discolored boards from pet stains or water damage. I love to build and do maintenance, but I have to tell you…….I want to be just like you when I grow up!!!! You may pick four colors at checkout and we will send you actual wood samples to view in your home free of charge. But things like that generally don’t stop me from trying. If I had to guesstimate, I’d say that I used about a tablespoon of green acrylic paint in the quart of stain for it to have the desired effect on my floor. Thanks for sharing! We always use Dura-Seal stain for floors and its comes in Country White which is what we use. That was my main concern. Any cities outside of our service area may incur a $50 bid charge. Staining Red Oak Floors White – Kansas City >, Spot Treating Pet Stains on Hardwood Floors >, Staining Maple Hardwood Floors – Oil vs Water-Based Polyurethane >, Pre-Finished Hardwood Cost vs Site-Finished Hardwood Cost >. For some reason, I expected it to be a closer race between the two options, but whitewash ran away with the vote. But given the resulting pink coloration with version #1, I think you should give the floor the same bleach treatment that you gave the wood countertop in your pantry room, which resulted in a truly beautiful finish that allowed the natural grain of the wood to come through without the pink hues. Then apply the first layer of stain. I suppose you could use a drop cloth but that might slow down the urge to get started. We used a t-bar to apply the sealer. 10 Awesome Hardwood Floor Stain Colors for White Oak | Unique … Minwax has the perfect wood stain color for every project. I can tell opition 2 has green in it, and it looks off slightly. I was thinking you might use the same technique as you used on the pantry countertops….that turned out beautifully! Copyright 2007-2019 - Kristi Linauer, LLC. Yes, that was my idea too – that it needs some sort of treatment, otherwise it looks like semi-painted wood. It is a bit more work but at the end it does not look like just a paint on the wood floor. Country white/red oak select/satin bona mega one. However, this may be the case for white oak floors. Duraseal has a huge color selection with 37 beautiful color choices currently offered. Hello! Natural Peach. Go see an actual floor that you want to have. I love the look of the floors in the natural wood colour. This sealer has white dye in it and provides a whitewashed look to any floor. 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. Iâd paint it in a great big pattern like checkerboard or diamonds . I like the middle one it is just enough without looking too white like the side of a house!! ð I’m using water-based stain, so it can be tinted with acrylic paint, and I just happened to have this on hand. I’ve been researching how to whitewash hardwood floors for a few weeks now, and let me tell you, the info you find online is all over the place. North to Edgerton MO, East to Higginsville MO, South to Louisburg KS, & West to Lawrence KS. Always replace damaged boards before staining a floor white. I know it’s already been decided against…..but I really think those woods floors should be stained like the rest of your house. They have ambering agent in them all! I love the studio more every time of see it! I think I was in middle school or something, but it was life-changing for me. I’m 66 years old and do many of the things you do. This makes a light floor. Now that you've learned about what makes us different, give us the opportunity to earn your business. I have also uploaded the video from my Youtube channel.I hope this he… If you could seal them and have them still look like they look now I think that would be awesome. But whether or not I end up with one coat or two will have to be decided once I actually get one coat of stain on the whole floor. Minwax ... Minwax ® Water Based Wood Stain colours made with the White Tint Base. What about a gray tint instead of white? hmmmm I have a new house with hickory cabinets…would this work? (What is difference in White Wash and Lime Wax? But, red oak is more porous and will soak in twice as much stain than white oak. And adding craft paint to customize the color? But again, after seeing one coat on the entire floor, I may decide that that’s enough. Option 3 and one coat, to see if it works seems best. It works! I love mine; it has a matte finish. Color: Country White. Here’s how that looked in the daylight…. The next day we applied the second layer of stain. Here are the samples…. BTW… you are a color genius, Kristi! As an artist that spills all over the place I would feel inhibited with white floors. Unless, of course, you like pink wood floors. Try using the double stained technique and these special sealers and finishes. DURA SEAL Quick Coat Penetrating Finish Country White 101 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 wondered this, too. It took 3 of us pounding the nailer to lay it. GREAT choice in choosing white! Great idea! Black never worked!! And the next steps are the most important! Dura Seal Quick Coat Stains are a premium quality penetrating finish that can be topcoated in 2 to 4 hours. 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