light wood stain for pine

Brush on a liberal coat of dye and keep the surface wet. Even if it’s expensive, it might still be way cheaper than buying the inspiration table. FYI- Two of my favorite finishes are danish tung oil, and a marine grade finish called Sikkens. I would not have the patience to go through all of those steps…so glad you have done it and given your steps so clearly. Suddenly everything orange became a warm rich brown and I loved it. After you’ve finished sanding, dampen the surface, to raise the grain. It’s easy to make your own proquality glaze (Step 5). Pick a stain for the pine that matches the color of the oak. General Finishes Golden Pine Gel Stain Pint. I generally use a wood conditioner, followed by a dark stain color. Second, pine’s surface is usually loaded with randomly occurring figure and super-absorbent pockets that suck up stain and look blotchy. http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/article/pitfalls-of-finishing-pine.aspx. Just want to give you one more suggestion – I have had very good luck with Gel stain- not as easy to find – but much more workable and buildable – goes really far too – Not Milwaukee – General finishes or Old Masters. You don’t need any special finishing equipment, just brushes and rags. Just a word about the homemade vinegar stain. Wood Finishes 696 results for Wood Finishes. Sand after each coat with 400-grit paper. I have a question about the Annie Sloan wax? Might save you some steps. I do wonder how the wax-over-poly finish would work on a dining table that’s used every day. I am thinking of gray stain first, to neutralize, but I really like the idea of a wax to fill in the cracks for an aged look. Or create other problems such as difficulty in working with it? Have you or any of your readers tried painting over stain with acrylics? Love your blog!! He does say however that, “Shellac also blocks the resin from pine knots and very oily exotic woods, which can slow the drying of lacquer and varnish significantly.” I was talking about using one before the oil-based Minwax stain to keep the stain from blotching the face and to prevent the end grain at the head and foot of your table from absorbing significantly more stain. Love your post. Have you ever stained this wood? Wow, that’s red. Then I will just seal it with something. If your wooden coffee table is covered in lots of rings from hot mugs simply sand down and paint over with a coat of light oak wood stain (or dark oak wood stain depending on its original colour). We just had a table and two benches built, and I’m trying to decide how I want to finish it. It’ll never dry.). And I always prefer to use Rust-Oleum wood stain on pine because you can literally paint it on like paint (just not quite as thick as paint) and it’ll still dry completely in a relatively short amount of time, and you can cover up as much of that crazy pine grain as possible. I for what its worth, absolutely hate pine. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. When my father built us a baby cradle, he insisted that the way “the pro’s” do a nice finish is to stain the wood (Maple in this case), follow with however many coats of poly you like, then apply a coat of wax over the poly and buff it in with an electric buffer (like one of the ones that fits on an electric drill). It seems maybe I can see a bit of lines from the saw blade? You can choose the level of gloss with it, too! I love antique, naturally aged, quarter-sawn oak, but that look is hard to replicate on new oak.) In addition to blotchiness, the softer areas between the grain lines soak up stain like a sponge, creating an unnatural look. It would be more expensive for me to make a DIY table out of walnut than to just buy the Williams-Sonoma table. Are you familiar with Minwax Pre-conditioner that is applied before staining. What if you used the condition and the vinegar? It also come in different wax tones, so I can tailor it for the huge of the wood. Nov 23, 2017 - Explore Julie North's board "Stain pine" on Pinterest. I wondered how you got through the wax for the stain, but you explained that above. 4.5 out of 5 stars 59. What a wonderful, informative post. Good Morning! Just read your post here and thought I’d ask how your counters and cabinets came out? See more ideas about stain colors, stain on pine, staining wood. Perfect! I’ve never tried that. I also came across this link that has some great tips for staining pine for a beautiful finish: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/aw-extra-101013-staining-pine. Toothbrush, dipped in water, dipped in oxcylic acid powder, a little scrubbie-scrubbie and stains are gone! Any conditioner that’s allowed to dry on the surface will seal so well the dye won’t penetrate. I’m sure you noticed they were using a water-based pre-conditioner and dye rather than an oil-based pre-conditioner and stain and they still evened color further with glaze. Two coats are necessary to control blotching (Step 1). If you have pine wood and want to stain it so it looks like oak, you can do so by adding a few extra coats to darken it up. If you can’t find it in your area let me know, I would be happy to send you what you need to try it. I remember reading somewhere that Alton Brown (the FoodTV personality) had a big old tree come down on his property and had the family’s kitchen table made out of it for their new house. So my goal was to come up with something that gives a medium-toned aged finish, minimizes the crazy pine grain, while ending up with a durable oil-based finish on top. over wax. She has 2 young boys and has every meal at that table with no special care. I first applied a coat of Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner to all the pieces, except the first block. The Sikkens is a clear coat? This stain is a combination of Warm Pine - 2 parts and Cherry - 1 part. The owner sells on eBay as well. FYI: YOU’RE MY HERO 🙌 I cant tell you how many DIYs I’ve come across that are gorgeous…right up until the finishing step. 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,607. The shellac wash after the dye was likely to keep the glaze and dye from bleeding together. Note I would recommend using Pre-Stain wood conditioner before staining any White Pine wood. But just one question…… Why pine? When the kids were young they would scratch each other’s names into the wood to try and get a sibling in trouble… When one son was old enough and talented enough to refinish the whole thing we made him do it 😏. Plus you can apply it by hand like a traditional oil stain! Here’s a good article that discusses shellac washcoat thickness. This post is older and you don’t show a finished product, but I’d be very interested to see. When it was dry, I added a coat of Minwax Polyurethane. First, level the surface with 100-grit paper. An additional sanding will ensure that the wood is properly blended and prepared for staining. Also, since I wrote this original post, I have discovered an AMAZING water-based topcoat. I’ll be using this soon, but first, could you clarify what “transmits” means here: “Clear epoxy transmits the dark color of the knot.” Thanks so much. I was afraid there for a bit that the difference was in the type of grain you had more than the method you were using. I want a table just as you described but looking at them I am seeing prices from $2100 to $3500 depending on where I am shopping. If you follow the link that I added at the bottom of this post, you’ll see one of my more recent projects where I bleached pine before staining it, and it turned out beautifully. How about doing a layer of thinned down paint to control the grain and color variation. I would also like to do wood countertops against crisp white cabinets in our build. I found myself wishing I had a way to rip it into boards and then a nice planer to get it smooth and piece it together into a tabletop or a bench. Pine is a light-coloured wood and so is easy to change its colour using our Wood Stains. Typically, pine is the cheapest lumber you can buy and its light color can make it seem like a blank canvas. I can guarantee it will become your favorite stain for pine! Before you sand, stabilize any loose knots by dribbling epoxy into the gaps. That’s going to be my go-to process from now on when dealing with pine. But getting the finish just right will be the challenge. I’m going to try it again today after letting it sit for 24 hours, and I’ll see what difference that makes. I guess I’m asking what is the cost differential between pine and oak, walnut etc? You’ll want to let the washcoat dry and give it a very light sand with 400 sandpaper just to remove any flaws from the brush, then remove the sanding dust before staining. We just built our table and dont want to screw it up on the staining. See more ideas about staining wood, stain on pine, wood stain colors. Sanding with finger pressure alone wears away the soft earlywood, creating an uneven surface. Oops! Without shellac, pine’s pitch can bleed into oil-based finishes, leaving fissures or shiny spots that remain tacky, especially around knots. Especially when a big oak fell on our property recently. It’s tough to get uniform penetration on end grain. But I know that your table will turn out nice and I will like it because every project you have done has turned out really well. The sample that I like the most doesn’t have as much grain as the first sample with just the stain, but it does have the same type of grain as the stain-only piece on the left side, and yet you can see that the way in which it took the stain is very different. Can this same process be done on raw oak? Now I only have to buy a few products to achieve that look rather than a dozen with 70% of them being failures. I’m a former Cosmetology teacher and after the 10th comment about wood conditioner, it finally clicked. It wasn’t protective at all. We are delighted to share some of the best AW content here on the PW website. Well, evidently it did do something, because I tried to replicate the look of sample #6 without using the vinegar solution, and it didn’t look nearly as good. See what I mean about the grain? Thank you so much for a very quick reply! Moving along, and it’s only Feb. Blessings, I have had that table for 26 years… You will love the memories 😀. Whatever works, right? But just the absolute thinnest of coats of wax seemed to be enough to seal the wood to the point where the grain wouldn’t soak up the stain in a crazy way, but not seal it so much that the wood was too saturated with wax to soak up stain. I would personally be a bit scared of trying it on a floor. It is going to gain some yellow/gold/red tones regardless of what you do now. Dark stains on pine can look horrible. I imagine it would be equally effective on pine. Most retailers sell the small trial packs. I’ve recently discovered Fusion Mineral paint gel stain and topcoat in the color double espresso. May 20, 2020 - Explore Shelly Bogucki's board "Pine stain colors" on Pinterest. I wish I knew how to turn my own legs. I’m assuming that following the next steps you listed won’t help. With any stained finish, gouges, scratches, and stains are almost impossible to fix without it being noticeable. Once Annie Sloan Soft Wax is applied, no other protective finish can be applied to your project. We used Transfast “antique cherry brown” water-soluble dye powder (see Sources, below). He laminated some of pine studs together (removed from my house while doing initial renovation) and turned those for the legs. Tape the back of the knot so the epoxy can’t leak out. I have to admit that I was very impressed with the end-results and it the finish looked as good if not better than what you’d expect from a furniture factory. 🙂, Anyway, a table like that, in that warm medium brown tone, is exactly what I want. But back to reality…I’ll be building my table out of pine. Antique pine often has a dark, mellow color. Mainly dad… Actually only dad) this Ana White console.. Two of them and they are beautiful! You use those together? (You can’t do that with Minwax. Simply re-spray previously worked areas to keep the entire surface wet until you’re ready to wipe it dry. Earlier this week, the table legs and table slides that I ordered from Osborne Wood Products were delivered, so as soon as I can get the walls finished in my dining room, I’ll be ready to start building my table. I want the feel of a cozy, warm, not brand new house. What kind of stores sell hardware like that? And I’m fine with it looking old and beautifully aged, like a well-loved antique, but I don’t want rustic. I only let the vinegar solution set for about three hours before using it. Typical wood stains cause grain reversal because they color only the porous earlywood; they can’t penetrate the dense latewood. If you are trying to tint your hair and it has different porosities (ends are very porous from curling irons and flat irons, the middle of the hair shaft has medium porosity from day-to-day damage and the new hair is resistant) you must apply a filler before the tint. How To Stain Wood. My favorite finish for a table top or dresser top is to sand off the old finish and stain with a mixture is Miss Mustard Seed’s Curio (walnut color) & some typewriter (flat black). For a whitewash stain, see these white wood stain options. I priced each, and was SHOCKED at how much a DIY table made out of walnut would cost me. I haven’t used it on my pine floors yet, but you’ve got me thinking. Even with wood conditioner, the grain in pine is way too busy and pronounced for me when using light and medium toned stains. And cheap, in my humble opinion. Make sure you follow the instructions above to prepare the pine properly prior to staining. We tested a variety of natural, light, medium, and dark stains on pine, poplar, whitewood, and red oak to give you plenty of options. http://www.refinishwizard.com/washcoatsolids.htm My 4 year old daughter routinely bumps the cabinet with objects and I haven’t seen a major gouge yet. The … I did one room at a time. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality. What a wealth of knowledge you are regarding staining. And I do think this would work just fine on stripped wood. Don’t let another project upset you because the stain you thought you would love, you ended up not liking at all. Don’t go overboard with the amount you mix—a little glaze goes a long way. And as always when I work with pine to try to build something nice, my concern has been the final finishing steps. You get the idea, right? Hope that makes sense. I am going to try one more sample today with the older 24-hour vinegar solution, but at this point I’m thinking that I’ve found the perfect method to get the color I want while getting rid of crazy pine grain! List of The Best Stain for Pine 1. If you’re working with raw pine boards, don’t forget to go over the cut ends, as well. I really don’t mind the grain, but I sure hate the yellow color! Any finish that I do on my table will be protected by several layers of oil-based polyurethane. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired color. I’m confident that I can actually build the table. So yesterday, I tried out some different methods to see what I could come up with, and I actually think I found a way to stain pine a gorgeous medium-toned brown color that looks somewhat aged, while minimizing all of that yellow and orange grain! 🙂. Is there an image of the finished table? Look under “industrial cart wheels”. 🙂, I bet you can already tell which one I’m gravitating towards, right? Note: Product availability and prices are subject to change. I want to get the cherry back to it’s original look pre stain, which is very light. I’ve used it to refinish my oak kitchen cabinets and I’m working on the oak vanities in my bathrooms now. But I’m back to the issue with the yucky grain. In fact, Minwax’s own site says it’s for non-hard finishes, but it seems to work. We love the honey brown you came up with. You can see some grain, but it didn’t turn a crazy color, and it looks more aged than stained. Subscribe ». Any recommendations for a different wax? Definitely not the look I’m going for. A good-looking finish always starts with a thorough sanding job, especially with a soft wood like pine. I did have one question, would selecting a different wood choice make it easier to accomplish the desired result? Or maybe paper towels? Suzanne, Hi Kristi, Nothing needs to be that complicated, right!? The table from Williams-Sonoma is made of pine. I thought this was pretty, and the grain didn’t bother me so much since it didin’t turn a hideous color. Experiment on end grain, face grain and veneered stock. (I did soak the solution for more than 3 hrs.) How do you wipe the vinegar stain on/off the pine? For smooth results with these finishes, raising the grain prior to finishing is essential. Wipe the end grain occasionally to check its appearance. Do you know if there’s a way of undoing this? It doesn’t have to be that way, though. It made a beautiful rustic stain. I did find this article yesterday, and they have a multi-step process, one of which is to use shellac. Thank you for any advice! It limits the dye’s penetration by partially sealing the wood, like a thin coat of finish. 😍. I just tried it, and it turned the grain orange. Thank you so much! Step 1 Lay out the pieces of pine and oak. Depending on your method of application it can take on an aged look or a full coverage look. 5. It does an incredible job taking out water marks from old doors — which is why I bought it! The application of … Fortunately, you can minimize any uneven appearance later with the colored glaze. Before you touch your project with a brush or rag, get familiar with the materials and the process by practicing on good-sized pieces of scrap. Typical wood stains cause grain reversal because they color only the porous earlywood; they can’t penetrate the dense latewood. P.s I’m not a seller or spokesperson for fusion- just a happy little diyer who’s discovered a revolutionary product. Can’t wait to see the counters. I really don’t know if ether of these examples is the proper use of that wax product or how much it differs from the Annie Sloan waxes. I’ve never seen a pro use a wax like Annie Sloan for something like that (I think it’s too soft), but I’ve seen both Minwax and Briwax used for that. 3. Artist’s oils contain high quality pigments for pure, clear color. Ty Your experience with Annie Sloan wax is exactly why I’m not going to use it as a final coat. One coat of the 1 lb dewaxed shellac (the 50/50 SealCoat/denatured alcohol) is probably good if you’re using the select pine for your tabletop. 26 kitchen color ideas best paint schemes interior colour schemes with natural pine trim google search reader s question more paint colors to go with wood red pine the stained wood trim stays 16 wall colors to make it sing paint colors that go with wood trim image result for interior colour schemes with natural pine … tube. Learn how your comment data is processed. It looks promising! What do you think the would look like without the wax underneath but still the vinegar solution? I use this lumber quite a bit because it’s always cut the straightest and has almost no knots in the wood. I only let it age for three hours before using it. So I took a scrap piece of Select Pine and just used stain on one side. We’ve had several friends rip plywood and use, but like you said- THE GRAIN!!!!!!!! Later I wanted to do it again & used white vinegar, it was not the same. I guarantee that. And if you need tips on staining for a beautiful finish, see my how to stain wood tutorial and the best way to apply stain. Anyway, I’m going to try it, so if you’re not on a hurry, you can stay tuned and see how mine turns out. If the polyurethane doesn’t work, is there another finish which would protect and give the same effect? And then do you sand before you stain? Beautiful results!! Wow! The homemade vinegar stain was about two cups of white vinegar, two “000” steel wool pads, and two tablespoons of coffee grounds. And here’s a look at the last three samples that all used the Annie Sloan Dark Wax in comparison to my control sample #1 with just the stain. And just to be sure that my last (favorite) sample wasn’t some kind of fluke, I decided to test my method on a piece of Select Pine lumber from Home Depot. Have you tried that? The wood bleach kit that I used is pretty inexpensive, so it might be worth the purchase to test it out on your wall (or rather, on a scrap piece of wood from the wall). Now that you have chosen the right stain for your project’s wood, the next step is to clean the wood surfaces. Invariably, sanding leaves some fibers bent over. First, I used some homemade vinegar stain on the wood to cut the yellow/orange color of the pine. Do you think this method would work on Ikea butcher block countertops? I do, but you’d need lots of layers of a protective coat on butcherblock countertops. After the epoxy has set, sand it flush with the surface. My only concern would be to make sure you like the results on a sample since I don’t if you could sand off the finish since it penetrates the wood (Im sure you know more about that than I do:) Can’t wait to see what you decide!! One more thing, if you are also interested in the more classic, brown stain colors, check out 10 favorite wood stain colors. But then I wiped everything with almost a dry brush technique using Minwax Espresso stain. P.S. Seal the surface with two coats of 2-lb.-cut dewaxed shellac. Funny how opinions can differ, I came on this site from google image because I wanted to know what was sample #1. Hooray for finding something that works well! Any topcoat will work as long as you wait until the glaze has completely dried. Wax is just not durable for a table that is used often, so that’s not even an option that I would consider. This post is sponsored by Minwax. Dad and I have built (well.. Thank you for this post! I hand-rubbed it because I didn’t have a buffer attachment handy. Guess the 3-4 hour aging is best. It drives me absolutely crazy the way that water-based poly clouds up when it gets wet. I love the way it settles into the low places and gives it a nice aged look, but I prefer the more subtle look of the last one. So scientific! However, this does not impact our recommendations. So there’s definitely something to the vinegar solution, even using it after only three or four hours. 4. tube; Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. Just some suggestions for you…looking good and I was going to suggest select pine as I was reading your post and you use it…that piece was gorgeous. The second coat of dye imparts a deeper color and a more uniform appearance. hot water (Step 2). 1. Clear epoxy transmits the dark color of the knot. I’m going to finish my floors with a couple coats of paint BASE for an invisible, water proof matte finish. Pine is very common for dining tables, and also for floors. I am leaning toward you selection of stains also, but do not want to lose too much of the gray. Since you had wanted to upload them, I didn’t think you would mind, but if you’d like me to remove them, just let me know. Penetrating stains often enhance the rustic look of knotty pine, allowing the natural texture and wood grain to show through the stain. My favorite dark wood stain is Early American. But what it does have is crazy pine grain. Any other steps that you would add in there? Just brush it on and let it set for about 20 minutes, then you can apply the stain of your choice. I want a stained table, but when I stripped the top of that table, I found that only the very top of the table was covered in wood veneer, and the decorative routed edge around the table top was MDF, so it wouldn’t take stain. Might you try the different stain recipes on the same pieces of wood? Orbital sanders leave swirl marks that make the stained surface look muddy. Then repeat the process. I’ll probably be tackling that project in December or January. His father was a finish carpenter, so who was I to argue with him. ), Dining Room Crown Molding Progress, Problems & Solutions, http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/specialty-finishes/minwax-paste-finishing-wax, http://www.woodshopnews.com/columns-blogs/finishing/502292-shellac-as-a-sealer-its-all-just-hype, http://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/staining-pine, http://www.refinishwizard.com/washcoatsolids.htm, http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/article/pitfalls-of-finishing-pine.aspx, http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/aw-extra-101013-staining-pine. The gel stain does not penetrate the wood but rather sits on top of it so it’s great for masking ugly wood grain. This was Waterlox with a little bit of Minwax Honey mixed in. The photo below shows the dramatic difference between the raw and sealed areas of pine using the same stain color. Pre-stain conditioner is something that you brush onto the wood about 5 to 15 minutes before staining. If it picks up any color, wait another day. The last time I did this I brushed on a coat of water first & wiped it off so the paint absorbed more evenly. You may not have a problem right away, but it will be a problem. Hi Kristi. They are expensive but I don’t think anyone makes reproductions. My legs and apron will be painted to go with the chairs. It penetrates deeply into … Fill a spray bottle with 2 cups of water. I find that stain-only sample to be just terrible, and that’s what I was afraid of my whole table looking like. If I ever stain a piece, I’ll definitely get the buffer. How amazing that you have a table made partially from wood that came from your house! You need to protect this layered finish with clear topcoats. Or does it matter? You must stain within 30 minutes of applying but it takes care of making the stain soak in evenly. Interesting experiment. I’m making drapes now and referring to your experience to help me, thank you. It’s a night and day difference! Or you might be looking to protect a piece of wood so it’s more that just raw, unfinished wood. Is there any way that I could see your pics too please? Had I used enough wax, or several coats of wax, to where the wood actually felt waxy or coated, it would have been too much. You can use this stain with a brush, roller or sprayer. Minwax Waterbased Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner 1-qt. Change paper often. It does take patience, 4-5 days between coats and we did 4 coats. I recently sanded the whole of my pine upper floor (4 rooms) and then applied 2 coats of Dark Teak Manns Pine Wood Stain and 3 coats of Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish. Can I apply another clear protective finish over Soft Wax? Mix 3 parts pre-made shellac with 2 parts denatured alcohol. I have very few tools at this time. Pine is hard to stain for a couple of reasons. I’d forgotten about Zinsser SealCoat which while made to go over stain is perfect when mixed 50/50 with denatured alcohol for a washcoat. Hi Kristi This is going to be a pain but I love how your samples turned out. We don’t plan to start building our home until next summer so obviously much more time before floors go down. Pine is rather a soft wood, will it hold up for a dining table? I wonder if there might be a place like that in your area. Wow, I have learned more about finishing wood in the last 30 minutes than I have in my whole life. With each application, keep the surface wet for three to five minutes, then wipe off the excess. I’ve watched at least two videos from pro woodworkers/furniture makers on YouTube who used it that way. I’d love to see how the process worked on the entire piece. But as far as it removing the gray, I’m not sure about that. After the surface is uniformly colored, wipe off the excess dye and let the wood dry. All Rights Reserved. Is that right? What is wood conditioner? Furniture Clinic Wood Stain (15ml Tester, Antique Pine) - Fast, Effective Wood Stain for all Indoor and Outdoor Wood. It has a nice rich chocolate brown color, but is not so dark that the underlying grain and details of the wood are obscured and hidden. It penetrates into the wood, and helps the stain to go on more evenly to prevent blotchiness. I’m looking for that exact look but for flooring! A. What a difference! It was tacky and smelly for a bit but it eventually cured and hardened and really protects the paint finish without changing the color or the sheen and without having to muck with polyurithane or worry about bubbling (I’m not a very neat painter). Do you know if I can get that off the pine or if I apply your other steps with the stain will it get to the warm brown? I can hear the excitement in your post!👏. Sand up to 220 grit. It is a water based non yellowing product. Where you find a competitor's lower price on the same stocked item, we'll beat it by 10 % Excludes trade quotes, stock liquidations, commercial quantities and MarketLink products. 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