early american stain on oak

I would go with the brand of stain your floor guy is familiar with as you don’t want him experimenting with unfamiliar products/systems on your floor. Minwax Natural Stain on Planed and Chamfered Douglas Fir. Is there anything that can be done about some of the dark stain remaining between butt joints of the wood? It may be there last time being sanded. Please keep in mind that the colors and textures shown on this page will vary with the natural differences found in each wood type. Discover (and save!) You can use dyes as well as stain if you want a darker floor. Can you please advice me. Most of us a pretty nice guys. 2) Keep the floors natural or use a light colored stain (Golden Oak perhaps if your taste is country) and enjoy the difference in the woods. That’s a story we hear a lot unfortunately :(. We have a few gaps that I can see the floorboards, it’s glaring with a dark floor another was filled with some filler but it looks cakey, these are in main areas that can’t be covered by a rug. We have been told it was from water popping, humidity, the floor color (50:50 ebony and jacobean mix). It’s very hard to tell with the lighting and shadows but the color looks a lot like Provincial to me. Would like to avoid a coating that’s paraffin based. Plus you will lose more wood from your floors which is a big issue if they’re old already. It’s always hard to give advice over the computer without seeing your home in person and your wall and furnishing colors as well as your decorating tastes. There is another possible option that is a bit out there but could work if done well. Great article, very informative! What do you recommend? This is the stain color chart from DuraSeal…, And here are the colors available from Bona…. The issue will be with the fir and cypress, the oak takes a stain well but the other two are more challenging to get even coverage. I really like your first picture at the top of this blog, but you said it’s ebony and that looked really black to us. Also when looking at that floor remember you’re not seeing a real representation of the actual color. Sorry, I should have said the kitchen cabinets were installed in the 1980’s, and they’re that medium oak color, similar to golden oak I think. As far as brand of stain, we use a few different ones depending on what look we are trying to achieve. Glad you found the blog useful. –Frank. Since I decided, JUST to have the floors sanded and polyurethane, I thought any floor guy should be able to do that. Like all things what was once modern is now outdated. The worst that can happen is you don’t like it and you choose another blend. We love it. in REFINISHING Pine Wide Planks with Early American Stain. If the joints were tight to begin with, could aggressive sanding get rid of the remaining stain or is it something that you just have to live with? This house with the #2 I am worried will be too dark and I would rather have it lighter anyhow, because the Jacobean showed more dirt and scratches. As far as humidity level, 43% is great. If you want the matte look and keep the original color, then a low VOC water-based finish like Loba Invisible Protect would be best. If so have a look at some of the colors in this post: https://napervillehardwood.com/blog/rubio-monocoat-pre-color-easy/. But we only had 3 days to get the floors done. I know that I have asked you alot of questions and hope that I’m not taking too much of your time! Do you know the history of them? I think all the sanding needs to be completed before going to the staining phase don’t you agree? Is the peeling happening after a recoat or after the floors were stained? Is it ok to mix dark cherry with natural oak floors? Apart from looking in magazines and online, you can also take a trip down to your local big box hardware store and browse through the flooring isle to see what tickles your fancy. 8. But if you’d like to change the color of your hardwood floors and have a surface finish applied, then they will need to be stained or have a pre-treatment done to them. 2) The other cause can be from using 2 component finishes in multiple coats over a floor vs using a sealer and the 2 component finish for top coats. I’m sure they would have no problem water popping the floor for you either (unless they are extremely under-qualified, but I’m sure they’re not or you wouldn’t have hired them.). They may be able to be fixed, or worse case, just replaced. If it was after the floors were stained it could be that the excess stain wasn’t removed before applying the finish. Any advice would be appreciated. Raw, Rough Sawn Douglas Fir More Wood Species Have a … black in some areas… & a beautiful dry ebony in other … He generously painted on the ebony stain …, & did not wipe … is this OK ? I would recommend Jacobean or Dark Walnut. In your case we would have sanded the pet stain areas and tested a few different colored stains to see what worked. If I were to use Minwax Satin finish would that be protective enough or should I use something better? When this article was originally written almost 9 years ago, dark colors were all the rage in magazines. I hope you can get it sorted. It would be best to get a couple of sample tins of both color stains and see if you can match it. Thanks for the thumbs up :). Some of them looked a bit muddy, as far as obscuring the grain. There are way to many variables that come in to play, some that come to mind are: – Was the Brazilian Cherry water-popped first before the walnut stain was applied? Good luck with your project! Yes I would recommend a matte finish with a dog as it won’t show scratches in the finish as much. You can also get rift sawn which is cut on a different angle from the log and it has a more tight, straight and consistant grain pattern. The first coat was so pretty. If your floor guy was great and you’re happy with his work do him a huge favour and write a nice review on Google for him. system should you choose for your floors? General Finishes Water Based Stains are formulated to provide workability similar to oil-based stains. Its color ranges from light red to pale yellow. For gaps, make sure they aren’t seasonal. You can still get lower VOC oil modified finishes though that will give that nice deep amber look. An “almost mahogany” color is a pretty wide range of shades unfortunately. Anyway, I’m not sure how good these guys are and they tell me that dark stain will cover them. Thanks, you have so much helpful information! 5. weathered oak (heavy-handed) + early American allowed to sit for 5 minutes before wiping off. They look great! We took on a 94lb Akita who has made some scratches so we need to sand it down. Any suggestions on the very quickest, easiest way to water pop? The finish system used on that floor had very high VOC’s and with good reason they are starting to be banned across the country. Slightly raised. 3) Be very daring and become a trend-setter with one of the newest and latest colors coming out for floors – greys and whites. The wood most likely will be a different type and it will not take the stain the same as your floor. Do you think it will work well for me? Sorry I can’t be of more help here. They’re sanding today and we have to choose the color by tomorrow! I recently refinished my 50 yr old red oak floors with minwax english chestnut in a satin finish. Inspired by the colonial period, Early American takes its root in classic European tradition. Keep in mind, we are finishing them off with a water base matte finish…I hope that doesn’t effect the final outcome…Any advise would be greatly appreciated. That might work well. We don’t want to add another coat of stain because then the floor will go too dark. Can a wood floor “survive” with a floor at this humidity level (42-43%)? What color stain should I use on my refinished douglas fir basement steps? Way too much red tone for me. Is this right? We are thinking about duraseal cherry stain but may be too light. Just to be clear – when we talk about “staining” we are talking about a separate step done to color your wood floors. Is chestnut too close? We have got a sample piece of wood and have stained it. Then he put 2 more coats and it’s dark now. Either way I hope your project turns out well. Either way it wouldn’t fix the issue. Unfortunately we are a long way from Naperville but I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and tips. The floors are oak… not sure red or white, but the house was built in the 1950’s if that helps. You’ll get a much better idea that way and it’ll be fun to do together :). At this very moment we’re salvaging a floor that a “professional” company messed up big time. These colors go with a lot of different styles of decorating so the new owner will be able to picture their furnishings in the space, which will be very important for selling. Hi Tadas, I recently bought a condo. As long as they’re kiln dried properly and aren’t warped you’ll have no trouble selling them I’m sure. I would start with colors like Special Walnut. You’ll eventually find the perfect color. We always do this hand have never had an issue with white lines. I would really like to go light (RM 5% Smoke or Vanilla). I came across your site and saw the above picture you are in and that is exactly what I’m looking for. You have my appreciation. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display, (Comments are moderated and may take a couple of days to be approved.). Thank you Mathen. Cabinets in kitchen are a darker tobacco stain. Seems like the good brands of stain do not carry it. Yes you could definitely mix Dark Walnut and English Chestnut together to get a great red/brown look. As far as the door I would stain or paint it a different color. Wondering what stain shade to go with. I hope you can get this sorted out Lorena. I did some quick research for you and it looks like it will take stain ok though. 52 To prevent this you need to use fans for air movement across the floors at least overnight. Vermont Timber Works custom designs and fabricates beautiful timber frame homes, post and beam barns, heavy timber churches, cathedral ceilings and more. The installing people who have laid them have bragged about this aspect. I’m sure they’ll look great in the end. Hi Tadas, I own a sawmill, dry kiln, planer, etc.. Jacobean sounds perfect for what you want :). From the photos it looks like the floor guy did a great job as well. I am one of those people who only want to do that if I can make a super product. And if you can’t find the perfect color out of a tin, we’d be happy to mix some different stains together for a custom blend that matches your taste and style. ($4.25/sf range unfinished). I would love to have the floor done in Rubio Monocoat in one of the natural light colours. Red and white oak are the most common types used in America, with white oak being the cheaper variety. It is dark brown in color with warm undertones. Can I mix 2 parts red mahogany and 1 part dark walnut? Websites like Houzz are great for looking at photos too. And lastly yes we do install for select customers. They must have had some pretty serious urine damage to be able to smell it after it was coated. What are your thoughts. I think two colors should be fine. I would like a dark expresso color and am wondering if I need to mix ebony with dark walnut? it didn’t give me a nice grey. If done well you shouldn’t be able to notice from a standing height. We have red oak in our home and are in the process of refinishing them. Thank you for your help. We are going to install hardwood flooring (select oak). Carla. The oak is light in color and unfinished: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17032866066/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17057383652/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17057383682/. He didn’t sand enough. Ever heard of such a thing? View Product Page. Would love it if you could answer a few questions if possible: We are having our entire first floor redone for the third time in Jan 2020, whole home (3500sq ft) 4 inches, white oak, 50:50 ebony: jacobean, matte finish, new construction (late 2017), 1. Please answer the question below before submitting your comment: © Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved. It is definitely caused by some sort of contamination. This blog is terrific and you are very kind to share your knowledge so generously!! Instead you’ll need to think in terms of highlighting the beauty of each one and enjoying the differences between them. It shows more “wavy wood grain pattern” for lack of a better description. Thank you for your time and replying back to me. Our doors are solid pine 6 panel doors stained with Minwax Early American 230. Red and yellow is hard to get on a floor at the same time. Was thinking of going with 3 parts early american and 1 part english chestnut for a richer tone and depth. In the end it will all come down to your own tastes and preferences. Minwax Golden Oak Stain on Planed and Chamfered Douglas Fir. “If I recall that floor was stained with a mix of 75% Ebony and 25% Mahogany. Most people keep them their natural color. There are sealers too that can be used under water based coatings that offer similar looks. THE JOB: This was another project for Arvydas. Thanks for coming back and giving us an update with your experience, we appreciate that a lot. You’ll be able to get the color you want as well as having the finish be repairable and if looked after well you will never need to sand them again. It has natural oak flooring with that typical yellowish hue. Congratulations on your hardwood flooring project – heart pine is a beautiful wood! Due to variances in computer monitors, colors displayed may vary from actual stain colors. A 50/50 mix of dark walnut and english chestnut was recommended to me. I’m not loving the colour:((((( any suggestions? We do this all the time. I am thinking of going with natural … very light floors with a white wood work. Wood Species: ... Color: Early American. I did a TON of research because I wanted just the right tone and I stumbled upon the Spanish Oak gel stain. The floors are varying shades of orange, a typical aged Brazilian cherry floor. I like … Original owners had a medium-dark dull brown. We’re working with DuraSeal and expect to coat with oil based polyurethane. My contractor plans to use Street Shoe brand water based sealant. Stain colors will look different depending on the type of wood too so make sure the sample is the same wood as your floor. I really like the look of the darker colors and don’t love anything “reddish”. Maybe he can apply a stain on a small patch of the floor, let us look, and re-sand if we don’t like it. Onsite sanding and finishing leads to a much nicer finished product without the bevels pre-finished flooring is known for. What are your thoughts and how do I get that perfect very dark color again without the lines? So the stain color is a very big commitment. More important though is the quality of the finish. It was moved off a farm and into town in the 1940’s and a second floor was added on. Have you seen Bona Graphite? My friend has provincial 111 and I loved it in her house. Can you suggest a mixture of DuraSeal stains to get close to the look of these floors? If you want a darker color then you could stain it any color you choose. I am going to have red oak floors put in. That’s my favorite one and I’m VERY curious to know what the wood and stain is! Unfortunately once the stain is down, plus 3 coats of finish on top, there’s not much you can do other than sand it off and start all over. Hi Tadas. Btw, really wishing I lived in Chicago, so you could do my floors! The company has told us that this is because there is oil in the pine and it cannot be helped. Hope this helps a bit Gabby. Especially on the two different types of oak you’re thinking of choosing between. We have created samples on our scrap wood, but for some reason they keep turning out looking like we just painted the wood with whatever color sample we used – none of them look beautiful & natural like your photos of floors you’ve done in RM. The Castle brown was too dark. Jerry Richards Mark Twain Forest Products Centerville, MO. We have a traditional cherry built in wall unit with an almost mahogany colored stain. We had red oak floors installed and are having other rooms’ floors sanded and re-stained. It sounds like you only have the fir in the living room – you could make a focal point out of that beautiful wood if you wanted to and not even bother trying to hide or blend it. What color do you suggest we stain our red oak floors to get the same affect or close to same color? It’s perfectly OK to just apply finish to them without this step. If you do need to re-sand, I suggest you waterpop the floors so you can get that darker look you want. – What kind of white oak do you have, plain sawn or rift cut? The kitchen floor is spruce. 6. Great idea. Early American Wood Stain Furniture & Floor Touch Up Marker Model# 340259 $ 5 98 $ 5 98. Great website, wish you worked in Mequon Wi! Unfortunately we have three different types of wood downstairs – oak in the dining and living/family room, spruce in the kitchen, fir in the sun room. What do you think??? I will be renting the house and really hoping I don’t have to redo the floors down the road when I sell. I ended up with uneven floors, grit marks all over the floors, lines in the poly from the roller, and a cloudy poly finish. Pop by and let us know how you do if you get the chance. As always, prepare lots of samples to help make the right choice. To get the deeper darker color you will need to water pop your floor. Hi Tadas Love your advice. Tadas your site is extremely helpful. My husband already stained our oak staircase with a very dark stain, my guess it’s Jacobean /Espresso. Good luck Teresa, let us know how it turns out. Sorry for the delay in replying, another busy week here! Nice blog. As far as your other question, Provincial will not be darker than English Chestnut normally, but if you water pop the floors (see this post here) then you’ll be able to get it darker. And then, to make the choice even more complicated, there are pre-colors and aging treatments you can apply first before the colored oil. Any ideas/suggestions?? Hi. Product Title 5PK Minwax Early American Wood Finish Stain Marker Average rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 3 reviews 3 ratings Current Price $50.52 $ 50 . It is greatly appreciated! My contractor is putting in new red oak floor in my bedroom and refinishing the existing red oak floors in the living room/kitchen (its a small 650 sq ft apt). Yes there might be some stain that has soaked down between the butt joints if it was applied quite liberally. But in your picture it doesn’t. What combination of stains would you suggest so I could get the same type of look with white oak flooring? I used it mixed with Golden oak to match the stain on my new white oak treads to the mellowed natural red oak that was polyed with oil based poly which mellowed very golden. We have just moved into a new home which has untreated light oak flooring throughout. I hope this new guy can get you sorted out Brian. 50 percent of what? Give it a go anyways in a small out of the way area and see for yourself. What do you think could have caused this? Thank you very much for writing quality content for people like me to read and research. Again, this will depend on the style you want to have in your home. We are putting down heart pine flooring and have gone back and forth on the finish. – Is it new Brazilian Cherry or has it had time to age? Jacobean and Medicum Brown are to dark for our house with limited natural light. If you put down a “cheap” big box store finish, then yes I’d be very worried about scratches. Plus it’s your house and you can do what you like :). To be clear, I did not apply stain. Early American is a premium wood stain by Varathane (a sub-brand of Rust oleum). If we can be of any further assistance please let us know. He is now recommending that we change route and go with a medium brown colour to hide this problem. You could also try colors like Provincial and Special Walnut to lighten and lift the color a bit but still retain the “coffee brown tone” you’re after. If Jacobean is too dark you can mix it with another lighter color to come up with a blend. If the finish doesn’t adhere properly, I’m sorry to say, but your husband may be sanding all over again :(. Plus the best way to care for hardwood floors is to regularly sweep and clean them – when you can’t see it you can get lazy with this :). Warm Regards, Zo-An. I have red oak floors and want to choose a color and finish that will show very little of the wood grain. Plain sawn red oak is the way it has been cut at the mill. Thanks for any advice. The products that have made Minwax® an American icon will add color and beauty to your wood—in oil or water-based stains. It’s easy to see why this can be such a dilemma for some people, your floors will have a huge impact on the look of your home and if you get them wrong, you’ll be stuck with them for a long, long time. And yes we would water pop the floor to make the floor take the stain darker still. For a long term classic modernish look something like Jacobean or Dark Walnut works well. Staining pine can be tricky compared to other woods. Oak floors can look great left their natural color as you can see in this photo…. If you use the same brand of stain then yes, you can mix colors together to get the look you want. But I don’t have a clue about finishing or staining. If you have a certain taste in furniture or a design style you’re going for, it will be a big help to decide on a wood floor stain color. Just so you’re realistic and don’t get your hopes up too high… it’s pretty much impossible to make oak look like exotic wood because of grain patterns and different colorations in the same piece of wood. I don’t want any reddish hues and the dark stains made it look grainy and sort of dirty. These finishes accentuate the character of the wood, so if you have a lot of variation then it will be hard to mask that with a light color unfortunately. Which colors should I try to achieve this? Without fail, this shade evokes timeless beauty and years of hardworking design. The answer isn’t as hard as you might think. In the top picture where you are pictured on red oak floors with straight Ebony stain, were the floors water popped before you applied the Ebony stain? As far as custom stains, we do it all the time :), For a “brown/walnut feel, but with an added warmth of red/yellow hues” you’re really going to have to experiment on some sample boards – that’s a tough one. Those floors from the 1950’s and up to the 2000’s turned that way because oil-based polyurethane was used. I recently found your site and have been reading along. There is not much info out there to reduce the red without going very dark-I just want a warm brown. You won’t be able to stain again anyway as it looks like there is already a finish coat on the floors. Yes any product like that will darken the floor. Great site! I think you’re right on track with the colors you suggested. We’d like to finish them in a light, natural color that doesn’t hide all the grain & interesting burls, etc., but that also brings a little uniformity to the sometimes wild tonal variation between all the planks – without looking like we just painted the floors. Here are the links: http://www.houzz.com/photos/3977713/Custom-Dark-Stained-Hickory-Flooring-traditional-bedroom-other-metro, http://www.houzz.com/photos/1189654/Kitchen-modern-kitchen-cincinnati. Sorry for the delay in replying, we’ve had a very busy week sanding and refinishing floors here in Naperville. What is the color of the floor in your first picture dated May 26 2011. Sorry for the bad news. We have tried a handful of Rubio colors- castle brown, Ice brown, dark oak, and pure – and can’t seem to find something we like. I know it’s not the easiest way, but it will definitely get you the darker color you want. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help, its a bit hard to show and describe colors through a computer compared to in person with large samples :). 1958 red oak floors, stained with Minwax 'Early American', satin finish polyurethane Finish or natural stain and finish goes on there ’ s ok…: //napervillehardwood.com/blog/rubio-monocoat-pre-color-easy/ loved color! 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