The water based wood stains come in 28 different color shades, mostly brown, orange, black, red, yellow, purple, grey, clear, white and off white and can be used on any wooden surfaces. Or did I go wrong and not order Cherry wood. Rob. On bare wood apply the stain across the grain until the wood is saturated on top. Staining maple is way easier than many would lead you to believe. Hi Denise. What wood were you using and what was the stain product? Now I’ve got two night stands which (i think) look quite nice but still not chocolate. The first two coats were great. Different wood species take stain differently. But if you have HVLP it can be done. Most others say that it’s stupid to try or ask why even do it. But you will want to make sure you use something for the blotch issue. I'd stick with one coat on this one (yay for cheaper and easier finishing! There was an error submitting your subscription. If one component is stain (see p. 63). Cut your application time in half with Rust-Oleum® Varathane® One Step Stain & Polyurethane. That levels the playing field, so to speak, and makes sure I have no issues with color of top-coat adhesion. We are trying to find a matching stain for our unstained maple wood staircase and we have been unable to find a suitable one. Watched your review on dyes and read several of your posts. I would love the answer to Karen’s question as well. The wood grain is only slightly visible under an opaque pale finish. He also said water based stains work well but then you will have to pre-raise the grain. So if that was something like 100 grit, start there. Applies easily with high quality synthetic brush, lint-free cloth or foam applicator. My husband and I used Minwax to stain them cherry. I want to use a gel stain which is old master. If I was to now use a polyurethane over the sanded wood wood that match the colours on the rest of the stairs. I have used this before on a different type of wood it was a perfect color! I wouldn’t add any shellac as that will actually make it harder to get the color you are after. On bare wood apply the stain across the grain until the wood is saturated on top. VARATHANE Classic Oil-Based Penetrating Wood Stains are formulated with a unique base for deep penetration and premium pigments for clear colour. Varathane 1864685 Premium Fast Dry Semi-Transparent Honey Maple Wood Stain, 0.5 Pint - Case of 4. I would have rather had a new tool or applied that money to a decent HVLP which I don’t have but would love. but i experienced an uneven drying with varathane and even though it works good for one coat, patience is a virtue and i like to see even coats. I’ve tried Cabot Ebony, Minwax Ebony, Miwax Dark Walnut Gel Stain, sanded from all ranges from 120 to 220, sealed with Minwax wood conditioner or just strait to the wood but I cannot just get a nice smooth dark color. Uses exclusive soya-oil base and anti-settling formula for better grain enhancement with less stirring during application. Can you please tell me what steps I should take to stain these cabinets. I've compared six grey wood stain colors you can easily find at the home improvement store or Amazon, and put them side by side on various wood species so you can see which one would work best for your project! Combined, this innovative formula creates rich one coat coverage, which dries in one hour. But again, I recommend using what you already have, preventing the blotch, staining, and then topcoating. You can get dewaxed shellac by the gallon under the name Bullseye Sealcoat. Once it cures, just topcoat with your finish of choice and you’ll be good to go. Time I used poplar for the faceframes, drawer fronts, and door frames with 1/2 inch birch for the door panels. It doesn’t matter whether you are flusing a dye or a stain, maple woods need to be pre sealed before applying. they do not). Varathane Briarsmoke. Do you know how we can do that? Any advice? There's nothing worse than hating the stain you chose and either painting over it or sanding it down and starting over! If you like the look of dark floors, then I say go for the darker color. I’ve considered sanding the affected areas and then reapplying the stain to see if it would improve, but was wondering if this would only make matters worse. From Sherwin Williams and half the door ( I just did one side) . 5. Both dyes and gel stains are capable of producing brilliant colors. I noticed at the end of the video you use the gel stain over the Minwax. From the Manufacturer Would you recommend a gel stain or an alcohol based one? Test stain on hidden area to verify desired color. Yes, I use behlen dyes exclusively. It's perfect for that rustic look, or for wood with a nice grain that you want to show off! I am refinishing a maple table and chairs – it has the old “orange” wood tone to it and would like to get it back to that – but of course cleaner than it was. Thanks. any suggestions on how to achieve this please please help me. Took a sample of the wood and they gave me a sample which looked good. The numbers correspond to the stain colors listed above. It was stained a cherry color, so we sanded off the stain to the original light colored wood. I have a maple staircase I started sanding with 80 grit orbiter sander. I was doing some random surfing when I came across this discussion about staining maple. Create a weathered farmhouse-style finish with Varathane Wood Stain and Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint. I am not familiar with that particular stain. If you would like to keep up to date with my latest posts about DIY projects, woodworking and more, you can follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. Please Note: Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store and online. I’ve tried transtint dark walnut dye (resulting in a dark ugly 80’s guitar look). Many thanks in advance for your thoughts, A, Well you can certainly add dye to the mixture to change the color. How difficult would it be to sand and refinish the floors to a lighter finish without a stripey look? It does kind of look like a coat of light honey was applied to it! I want to go as dark as I can but still be able to see the grain. On the door it helped the white comes through looking almost like thin crayon drawings. Varathane® Color Group 3 Stain Touch-Up Marker. The stain did not take well on wood milled with the grain, and on cross cuts the stain soaked into the wood giving a dark black color. Combined, this innovative formula creates rich one coat coverage, which dries in one hour. Thank you. Multi coats? Follow that up with thorough sanding and you should be good to go. Let me know if you need more info on that method. One coat should be fine for most applications. But I don’t want them really dark – I wanted a medium tone. It’s my go to stain because of the brown and gray undertones you see once it’s applied. Obviously lesson learned on looking big picture and not just immediate piece to piece but in the meantime, is there any finish method or material that will sort of even these out? It was a two part clear solution that would chemically react with the wood to make it gray. I find that little bit of lacquer helps lock down the color. Lee Valley does have Old Masters. Ultimately, this is why I would never deliver a piece of furniture without showing the client a test sample so they can see exactly what they are getting. I have several more doors to do please help.. I left each one to soak in for exactly two minutes (I used the timer on my phone and everything!) Should I then use a GF water-based or oil-based gel stain? I chose red mahogany which will stain to a medium color because of the maple. When I stained the third coat it is starting to appear quite “red”. The soft maple has some grey areas which almost disapear with wood conditioner but it tones my stain color way down. But a ding in the middle of a panel is quite a challenge. Hello! I wish I had read this before starting my library shelves 5 years ago. Diluted/missed stain? The color of the Varathane Weathered Gray stain varied widely depending on the wood species. But stripping could help get a great deal of the color out of the wood. Not sold online Available online Out of stock online. You may pick four colors at checkout and we will send you actual wood samples to view in your home free of charge. Would really appreciate it if you can provide some pointers. But to answer your other question about what you should have used, my recommendation would have been waterborne finish. Varathane® Premium Wood Stain penetrates up to twice as deep as competitive brands to reveal the beauty of natural wood grain. You might ask them though since it can’t hurt. Earlier this year, I refinished my dining table with my favorite grey wood stain, General Finishes Gray Gel stain. My preferred way to deal with this is to use Charles Neil’s blotch control. So what you’re seeing is the natural ambering qualities of oil-based finishes. I made a colossal mistake and took my husbands (just married and already screwing up!) And yes, if you find the time with your young family I’m sure people would like to see you tackle this particular subject. If so, is there a better way to get a more even finish while still acquiring the rich cherry colour? You can’re really pull it out and if you sand selectively, you won’t really be able to control the sanding well enough to make it look good. May 8, 2020 - Explore Free Time's board "Varathane wood stain", followed by 552 people on Pinterest. Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain is a high-performance stain enhanced with nano pigment particles. We will also have to protect it from all the wiping and spilling that happens on restaurant counters, but we still want it to have that natural weathered gray look. All original woodwork, columns, etc are dark (fir? I don’t want each of these areas to stand out, and I want a more uniform color. Came to your website with a wealth of information on wood stains by Googling. Most of the finish is gone. Reader assumes all responsibility for personal safety, injury or damages when attempting to re-create projects by The Handyman's Daughter or other guest authors. Any suggestions ? You also might consider using a chemical stripper just to make sure you get all that finish off the surface. You are definitely doing the right thing though by practicing on scrap. He writes: I am trying to finish maple to a brown appearance. Varathane's Honey Maple stain is the lightest stain color in this round up! Looking for a darker color? The Varathane Wood Stain color portfolio ranges from modern to traditional and is available in 29 different colors. 1st thing is sandpaper the wood I have strip and sanded the complete cabinet and wash. Hey Marc and Denny; If you are going to try experiments, try the alcohol based stains. Please Help! By pre-sealing the wood with shellac, you can even out the color absorption. Some time in the 80’s or 90’s, they were stained a beautiful, milky white with slight pink and blue undertones that varied from board to board but as a whole they were deeply scratched and scuffed from years of traffic. They were sanded up to 150 grit sandpaper, and were not treated with any kind of wood conditioner before applying the stain. I mixed this color myself since I couldn’t find the color I wanted which is a dark cherry with a hint of walnut. Eventually, as you mentioned, it begins to simply look like paint. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired color. This week’s question comes from Darin. I think I am going to give this website to my cabinet guy maybe it will help.. thank you for your time. Hey Kevin. The gel certainly seemed like the most important piece of this puzzle. This advanced formula guarantees beautiful results 3 times faster than traditional wood stains. I would like to strip it, and get it down to the wood. I like the grain subtle… And that being said, maple is affordable and plentiful in my area. I think the raised grain helped the wood grab onto more pigment (especially given my choice in stain which I’ll get to). Varathane Classic Interior Wood Stain provides a rich, natural color that beautifully enhances the wood grain. The coverage of this grey stain varies greatly by species. And to be honest, on the pine it looks like a true brown without as much gray. I have no experience finishing or refinishing floors, but I have done plenty of pieces of furniture. Which grey wood stain color is your favorite? Varathane Briarsmoke. Thank you. Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain seals wood pores and hardens in just one hour. In order to match it up I would need to do a little trial and error testing to see what get us as close as possible. I found that when I tried test strips using conventional stain, some spots on my board would soak it up like crazy, and other spots looked almost unstained. The Pacific Coast Maple has quite a bit of red that seems to come through and looks really bad with gray. Superior soya oil base and premium pigments ensure a high quality, natural look. I have a cherry color from Mini-Wax that I have put on maple scraps and I like it. Honey Maple by Varathane. )and the floors we have revealed seem to be maple. I don’t really work with “faux” finishes very often so that is pretty much outside of my comfort zone. As you’ve discovered, getting filler/putty to look natural is a VERY difficult endeavor. I’ve already tried three coats of dark walnut minwax stain. Apply your next color. Place the wood on a worktable. Long story short, I’m left with cabinets that look as if someone did a horrible job of trying to distress them, not the look I want. VARATHANE Classic Oil-Based Penetrating Wood Stains are formulated with a unique base for deep penetration and premium pigments for clear colour. The stain did not take well on wood milled with the grain, and on cross cuts the stain soaked into the wood giving a dark black color. I really have no idea what the issue is from your description. I would contact a floor coatings expert for something like that. Not sold online Available online Out of stock online. If one component is stain (see p. 63). Even Lee Valley, (and there head offices are in Canada). Trying to come up with a game plan. I was able to use a medium brown dye to slightly color the blond toned maple and then applied a 1lb cut of shellac and then my gel stain and the results were what I wanted. If the color is pushing red, you might be on the right track trying to overlay some brown. The wood is maple and I have sanded it down. Hi Diana. Dampen a sponge with walnut stain. Applies easily with high quality synthetic brush, lint-free cloth or foam applicator. Help! His floor guys sanded and bleached the maple then did sample consisting of two coats of white stain. Well once again I try not to claim anything is the “best”. “cuts” of shellac refer to the dilution. Hopefully that helps. We like the simple plain color and aren’t looking for another color just a clear satiny or matte finish that protects them. This site uses affiliate links. Is there an intermediary step of staining the maple to a warmer tone and then applying a white layer? would you recommend that as an easy fix. Would applying a sealer first give it some color. 0 Reviews. Is a sharp white floor doable and if so, can you please advise on the process. I would really like a durable finish. Im well aware of the density of wood and blochiness it could create. “Hey Darin. When you stain those areas will blend right in with the stain & you will not even be able to see them. J.E.Moser and Wurdack are excellent suppliers for these materials. Here’s the short version: use gel stain! It’s my go to stain because of the brown and gray undertones you see once it’s applied. Almost too many to simply give you a recipe to follow. Your detailed instructions would be greatly appreciated. Now we really need to fix it. How durable are they and what kind of finish can you use on them. What wood would you suggest that is easy to finish but isn’t grainy like oak? Applies easily with high quality synthetic brush, lint-free cloth or foam applicator. Varathane® Color Group 3 Stain Touch-Up Marker. the varathane - being that it dies dry faster and coats better (note they have 2 products of all the same colors - yellow can and white can - one is thinner the other is thicker - the white one has more pigment the yellow can has less.) the varathane - being that it dies dry faster and coats better (note they have 2 products of all the same colors - yellow can and white can - one is thinner the other is thicker - the white one has more pigment the yellow can has less.) See more ideas about staining wood, wood diy, wood projects. Take some chalk type paint of the color that you want the stain to match & just dot those areas with the paint. Customize color or achieve a darker color by adding additional coats. I am replacing the hollow core pocket doors with solid maple doors. What I would recommend doing is taking a sample board with the Gunstock color already applied to a local Rockler store. Copyright © 2006-2020 The Wood Whisperer Inc. Should I just give it a light sanding and then use a gel stain on top to achieve the darker desired colour? lol. To see how some of these colors look on real furniture, check out these grey wood stain projects! In the curls, quilt or figure of the maple there are varying densities in the wood. Minwax Classic Gray Stain They were sanded up to 150 grit sandpaper, and were not treated with any kind of wood conditioner before applying the stain. Add to list . Great job. It also created sufficient coverage with just one coat, and is a little lighter than the General Finishes. I would probably recommend a 1/2lb cut to a 1 lb cut. The orange base color on the leg was also pretty easy; a lot of reddish brown stains look more orange when they're reduced with the stain base. Then over top of that we installed beautiful white maple butcherblock countertops. Once the color is where you like it, switch to full strength lacquer and you’re good to go. (Kind of frustrating when you want to conserve wood for future samples.) Just reading aout Darins letter and the fact that he used a gel stain might be the route to take. And it really might not be the best choice for a countertop. Do you have any suggestions how we can get the two types of maple to stain the same and get rid of the red. The wood grain is still visible, but there's little color variation. Upon applicaton of the second coat of stain, blotches appeared on a few of the doors fronts and some of the cabinet face frames. I need it;). Custom made Maple. Gel stains don’t rely so much on absorption to work properly. Any solid wood product can be sanded down and re-finished. So if you don’t like the color, it can be tricky to change it or fix it. Apply to wood for long-lasting, translucent stain. But the preparation process is definitely the first place I’d investigate. But as you can see, maple definitely has some blotch issues. Hi Vince. Sanding the wood to 600 grit exacerbated the problem by burnishing the surface of the wood; rendering it even less able to absorb the stain than if you had stopped sanding at 180 or 220 grit. This results in a deeper, richer and more natural colour for your wood projects. A crack is sometimes easier since it goes with the grain. I'd love to hear from you in the comments below! There's still not a lot of color to this stain, even with two coats. So now I knew the second staining step would be an orange wiping stain. Too late now…. Make sure you are sanding consistently and if you can, use a random orbit sander. That way you don’t have to buy a bunch of cans of stain you’ll never use. Im trying differnet methods conditioners as well as stains and yet, I stiil cant figure out why it comes out the way it does. Since you paid good money for this thing, I really think it is the contractor’s responsibility to get someone in there that knows what they are doing. Ask them if they can test a few gel stain samples on your test board for you. I want to use a cinnamon or pecan color for my maple hardwood. I does penetrate deep though. Most “fixes” for something like this just wind up obscuring the grain. Not do much on the other. I have deduced that the grain is tighter than other woods, and that instant color grabbing was not going to happen and by letting it sit, the pigment was allowed to seep in. hm it sounds like they aren’t as bad as we originally thought… definitely worth looking into. Please try again. Let dry. The Varathane ultimate wood stain is a premium, high performance stain system enhanced with Nano pigments and soy oil base for exceptional colour clarity. I have a HVLP gun to spray it. It provides a rich natural color that beautifully enhances the wood grain. is that true? From the Manufacturer I would like white floors (semi gloss) for a bedroom and thought I would try to get this by staining maple wood white. While some finishing can be easily accomplished, I don’t know that I’d say finishing a set of maple stairs is really a DIY level job. My plan is to spray with an alcohol mixed dye. All the grey wood stain colors were tested on birch plywood, maple, poplar, pine, and oak. * Water popped the wood to raise the grain. Wipe off the excess after 5 minutes. After the fifth attempt I was able to get most of the clear gloss coat off, however my sanding techniques left scribble-like indentations all over the wood, the stain only enhanced these horrible blotches. Briarsmoke is a stain by Varathane. I am using General Finishes wipe on gel which I have used before with success. So while applying brown mahogany will give you a deeper reddish color, it probably won’t lighten the overall look. ”. Therefore as you sand the wood out some black will stay and some will not,creating the “zebra” effect. Oh and keep in mind you might just be able to use a water-based dye to the same end. Thanks. Pigments, like UTC pigments (from the paint store) are great and will change the color in a hurry. And even it it doesn’t fill it completely, I personally think a natural-looking dent is better than a perfectly flat filled surface. A local guy around here who does finishing for me (when I’m not too cheap or to busy to do it myself) claims to use either a water or alcohol based stain. I say use whatever one you have the most experience with and are most comfortable working with. Samples of maple stains and maple finishes in 22 different Ohio Certified Stain colors. You might even contact a local Sherwin Williams to find out what they currently have in stock. I do not like how it came out. This is a great site that I just discovered. The goal was to keep them the original white/natural color or as close to that as possible – certainly not orange-brown. I don’t use these so I can’t make a specific recommendation but those are the keywords that should get you started in your search. I used a the pre stain wood conditioner from minwax since that is what our local store had. Also, does the gel stain work best, do you have a recommendation for a darker brown look, No yellow or red tones. Thanks in advance, K, Whenever changing the color of a piece, I prefer to go down to bare wood. It provides a rich natural color that beautifully enhances the wood grain. If I nail it down, maybe I’ll make a video for you. And although you have no protective film on the wood yet, you DO have the color. Hope that helps. Please & Thanks! The reason to enhance the steps in this awesome of stain for color i have sanded it will add gf10828 colonial maple stain less effective and taking. If I decide to switch to gel stain and use the bullseye method in your video, is it possible to spray a base coat 90% lacquer thinner, 10% lacquer, plus the color additive using a cherry color, can I adjust the color with the gel stain and get somewhat even results from the plywood to the soft maple? 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