I’d be hesitant to do the mixture. Step 14: Special Walnut. That is part of the charm in an older house and only you will notice. But it is more of a pain to apply. Now, after all this long spill, I do have some advice on your wood floors. I just put a final final coat - I hope. I like the mixture. In short, once my cabinet is finally stained with the rich mahogany old masters oil based wiping stain, what are the steps you would recommend to finish it with Waterlox varnish? Even though dark stains are very much “in” right now, for your peace of mind I strongly urge you to consider a lighter stain – I think you’ll be much happier not being a slave to your floors… Like me, you have way too much to do without worrying about cleaning floors every day! I want to avoid bringing out too much red or yellow, but also don't want to go too dark. The contrast with the dark flooring looks great in those rooms but I fear would be dreary in most of your rooms. I know this is an old thread and there is a lot of great information and points here, but my opinion (coming from an experienced amateur) the Varathane seems to be slightly thicker than Minwax. Thank you for your comments on the minwax wiping finish. I don't always consider links as supporting evidence.That's "a snuff" for today. If a person doesn't realize that,they are already too far gone in the wrong direction for gainihg much insight on a subject.Now that I got that out of my head,back to the discussion. Kristi, I’ve been following your blog for the past couple of years, and feel a kindred spirit!! And while it is kind of dark, that warmth keeps it from looking too dark, in my opinion. There is definitely a difference. We decided to take advantage of this bad situation and out up some wood beams on the (now) vaulted ceilings. I think that is so pretty. Woodworking Techniques. Good luck! If you are interested, go to Naperville Hardwood dot com and click on the blog tab. Minwax vs Varathane oil finish 02-13-2010, 12:19 PM. Write a review. I really liked the Weathered Oak/Dark Walnut mix that I had seen. on the positive note, im changing the cabinets to a darker color. Qty: Free pickup today. I had Provincial in my last house and really liked it (didn't show dirt easily but also didn't show dust like a dark stain will). The green undertones of the Jacobean may help tone down the red undertones of the Special Walnut. Each finish adds to the final color(except water based which generally dries clear. It has some warmth to it, without being orangey or red. (total agreement, the Jacobean really fell short on my floors – maybe it’s better on white oak) This innovative, quick-drying formula creates a stunning wood patina in a single coat. Need to choose a stain by tomorrow for red oak floors!! I’m also on the “dark floors and pets don’t mix” team. I think I have a really dysfunctional relationship with oil stains, and will do almost anything to avoid them now. They are your floors and you are about to put a LOT of work into them to make them all look spectacular so please take the time you need to decide on what you really want. The answer is "it depends on wherether your personal transportation includes a Leer that you know how to fly,otherwise plug it into mapquest". I’m sure I could watch videos on youtube, but much prefer following you. In all of your photos of rooms, they are mostly of very large rooms with many large windows letting in a lot of natural light. Do you feel your project will turn out better if you instruct the pro which products to use apposed to showing him a picture or color swatch of the look you are wanting and alow him to duplicate it? – probably white), and the dark walnut on the floors in Greenville. It was easy to apply and absolutely gorgeous! I really like the color. We texted Minwax special walnut, in 1 and 2 coats, on the cedar wood to make sure it was the color we liked. ... Add a beautiful finishing color to your woodworking projects using Special Walnut Minwax Wood Stain! It was rated the best resistance and the best value. I love how it picks up darker on the wood grains. I see browns and greys in it, which will go with anything and have more longevity style wise. There are three types of stains/dyes. There are three types of products used to color wood. Since you asked I have to assume you have little to no experience. Both have great dry times as well as better penetration qualities. I want to get the floors to look solid dark. This next picture was also taken last night…. Dye, stain, and gel stain(which is actually a modified paint). Sadly,consumers continue to demand a single coat stain and topcoat product so Minwax,Varathane and all other brands marketing to homeowners sell them. Have been working on sample boards. Secondly, DuraSeal oil based stain I expect HIM to use HIS "pro" products and would NEVER dream of telling him what product to use. 5. Bona Naturale is a water based finish that does not amber. We sanded existing floors down bare and put new bare hardwood in the bedroom. Huge, actually. Dark stain shows so much stuff, especially in the sunshine!! I want a light neutral brown. When there, he showed me his wood-turning shop. I also ruled out the Special Walnut. Hope this helps. I don't like dark brown walnut stain. Remember you are always going to see red in stain, unless it is black. Minwax Wood Finish is a penetrating, oil-based stain that enhances wood grain with rich color in just one coat. This high-performance stain features nano pigments, which intensify color clarity and highlight wood grain, delivering the perfect shade in just one coat. These dressers came from the side of the road and were moved twice. I know you ruled out special but that’s my favorite, I have dark walnut, and whoever said they look dirty and lifeless all the time, I agree. Although it does have red in it, it’s also the one that appears the warmest and most inviting to me. I gave up doing finish coats outside after seeing the tracks of a gypsy moth caterpillar across my dresser top.My biggest source of indoor dust is my little pug's shedding. Your niece’s room is gorgeous, btw! Step 15: Red Mahogany. Obviously this won't work if you want electric blue, but for the normal range of wood colors you can usually find a wood that meets the need -- if you want something that looks like walnut, just use walnut and don't mess with stains. We began a remodel project in late 2014, my husband was injured at work three months later & has had two surgeries since, so from necessity (and my own enjoyment) that means I’ve torn out load bearing walls & replaced with recessed beams (this I did have help on before he was injured), framed in new walls, framed and installed nine windows, hung sheet rock on ceilings and walls (thank goodness for lifts), mud/tape joints and done smooth trowel finish, laid maple hardwood that we reclaimed, poured concrete overlay & stained to look like granite, tiled a tub/shower surround, etc. excuse this example, but its like asking your friend how your wife will feel if you try something new in the bedroom.., his methods (and equipment) may be different than yours and therefore has different results.. and to put it bluntly its true. So keep the posts, videos, etc. I wanted to get a look at the colors in different lighting, so the picture above was taken last night. )But it failed me; I built this 146" long (26" wide) cherry countertop; I warned the homeowner not to ever set wet articles on it, but a family member laid a wet towel on it late one evening, and of course it made a bad stain.This was back in the days before I had heard of waterlox, and the owner did not want a varnished appearance, so the thin minwax was the most protection I could give with the thinnest film build.BTW, it is a c-top in an old butler's pantry which is now only used for filling the humidifiers, the dining room having been moved to another space back in the 40's, so this room is no longer adjacent to the kitchens.This is basically a hijack since no stain was used on the cherry.Casey. DIY And Crafts. The waterpopping technique is the only way to try and stain maple a dark color, if you should ever encounter that task. Your clean area is a good idea. He was done building and staining his piece in one day. I have found that minwax needs more coats, that is a plus and minus depending on circumstances. It think it looks even better when it’s finished with an oil based polyurethane which really enhances the dark walnut color and the grain of the wood. DuraSeal is one brand (whose parent company is Minwax). I have also used foam brushes and cheap bristle brushes from the dollar store. Wipe on varnishes are fine products, but every product has its advantages and disadvantages. All that to say simply staining a project often does not achieve the initial goal. Used american walnut on interior doors because it has extra pigment giving it a deeper intensity, was torn between using this and the dark walnut. If pressed to make a decision right this minute, I’d go with the mixture. But I wanted my Greenville floors to be different. Oh, and thank you for the information about Waterlox! Not sure. Or to get a cheap piece of furniture presentable for a few months while you are arranging its replacement. Especially on hiring out other people, I would rather learn how to do it myself even if it takes more time. Wondered if Varathane would be better. blending stain to cover light areas (pics). $10.90 ... Minwax 70006 1 Quart Special Walnut Wood Finish Interior Wood Stain 4.7 out of 5 stars 4. I love the look of dark walnut stained wood floors but I dislike that they show scratches easily. Varnishes and polyurethanes come in water based and oil based, alcohol based shellac, and lacquer(which has a seperate dissolver). There seems to be a stigma about minwax products online, but I think the only reason people get poor results is due to poor prep/technique. Apply additional coats without sanding,just tack the surface off. I’m not sure at all. Varathane 262023 Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, 1/2 Pint, Spring Oak 4.3 out of 5 stars 12. Have you considered English Chestnut? Varathane supplies many markets including begainer and several specialty markets with price competive products. Red oak, old style 2 1/4″ strip flooring. When you pick the one or two features most important to you, you get the concomitant attributes that come along with it." My neighbor built a printer stand from pine scraps and coated it with two coats of brown walnut polyshades. I tried both, on my 12 yr old Oak kitchen cabinets. From cardboard and packing tape build a box with 2 openings that alow a PLEATED PAPER filter to be taped over one opening and plastic tent inclosing other. Learn how your comment data is processed. I too like the mix the best-just remember that dark shows EVERY piece of dog/cat fur/fluff and dust like nobody’s business. Durability: Minwax vs DuraSeal stains. We just recently had our hardwoods refinished. I have acorns falling everywhere. Front Porch & Exterior Makeover (In Progress), Discover traditional family room design inspiration, How Much Do I Love My Husband? I love the special mixture. My best advice is to avoid staining wherever possible, instead choose wood for your project that is the color you want from the get go, eliminating this fraught process entirely. coming! I don’t care for too dark floors. I think the others come up looking like they are dusty, and after all hardwood floors are known for their gleam. has anyone found an application where Polyshades will perform better than stain+clearcoat? Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. Did I mention, I have four teenagers living at home, too. New (circa 2015! i like mixture of 1 part Dark Walnut to 1 part Special Walnut…. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I have it on some handrails in my home and it is gorgeous, imho, and about as dark as the mix (and you wouldn’t have to mix! Now to also decide on which one makes the adjoining kitchen floor in maple look close to its neighboring oak floors! Rated 5 out of 5 by Eli from Great product I always have great results with minwax products. I've found them easier to control and less subject to blotching than oil stains. Example: Oil based finishes provide a warm amber tone to any wood, stained or not. Copyright 2007-2019 - Kristi Linauer, LLC. Alternatly,2 walls in vee with top works well also. What a sweet Aunt and Grandma to do that for her. I agree with you on your favorites: Dark Walnut or the 50/50 Dark/Special. I buy supplies and the wiping stain from the local chains and the stains from Benjamin Moore. … There really is very little (if any) difference in durability for these 2 stains. So my decision as come down to Dark Walnut…, …or a mixture of 1 part Dark Walnut to 1 part Special Walnut…, Interestingly, in those two pictures, the Dark Walnut appears to have more red in it. I am between Special Walnut and Provincial. Let’s face it, either one of those colors is 1000% better than the orange I currently have. The difference is negligible. Saved from google.com. If I had to pick a color today though i would pick the dark walnut. We texted Minwax special walnut, in 1 and 2 coats, on the cedar wood to make sure it was the color we liked. They show everything, especially with animals in the house. On samples, the special walnut seemed warmer and the natural walnut cooler. We refinished our floors last year in February and had to leave the house for the night. You can do it! Floors Stained- Minwax Early American. I have to clean them constantly. Exactly the look I was going for! I prefer the mixture also. , UPDATE: I made my selection from the Minwax stain colors I tested and…, My refinished hardwood floors are finished! If the furniture is already made accept it for what it is and don't try to turn it into something it isn't. Love the depth that it gives compared to the others. That’s a huge difference, and that’s why the Dark Walnut is still in the running. Colors can look so much different depending on the lighting in that area, and also if it is finished or not. Recently, we had a leak problem, and had two rooms torn out, and being rebuilt. the craftsman has to know which works for him and which works for his current project. It also coated much more evenly and did not soak in so quickly like a sponge (good or bad depending on what you are looking for). I can't wait to see the completed china cabinet with my crystal inside! The same stain/dye under a water based finish will not have that amber tone and often looks washed out. We used Minwax, to answer someone's question above. Not only is it a nice rich color but it is warm. Dark Walnut is a stain by Minwax. 6. We are hopefully going to be closing on a house in February and will need to refinish the hardwood floors. I feel this is an important area to understand if consumers are to be pleased and contractors are to establish a good reputation. Interior Wood Stain - Special Walnut is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4. The stain is lighter than the same stain on my test piece. Good thing I have been filling my "rag bin". It’s elegant, and more natural looking than a high sheen. Original living and dining room floors, about 450 s.f. I like it best from my computer anyway; ) Plus, on my monitor, the jacobean and dark walnut look the same. It is ideal for staining furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, molding, and hardwood floors. Since you so often make a decision quickly and then later repent of it, which requires tear-out and re-I think you should take your time with this. It is nice, but doesn't work with my grey/white/black chromatic plan for the bathroom. Saved by Melinda West. Liana, I had a hard time deciding too, since I didn't want any red to show up in my floors. Added to the fact, my being raised in the country, where we built our own home additions, barns, fences, etc., it is kind of ingrained. Like it, but love the rich mahogony. I know some will not agree and that most instructions reccomend sanding,but after you master the above,try it without sanding. It think it has a nice combination tone. It coated evenly and the colors appear deeper to me than Minwax products. You also won’t see every little smudge. Hi, Kristi. As I mentioned in this post, I’ll be tackling a big floor refinishing project very soon. I am also a novice refinisher - I have helped friends refinish antiques, but this is the first time refinishing my own furniture by myself. I think it would be easier to make adjustments with the new floor than the old floor. I was afraid at first that the special walnut would not be dark enough, but once the floors were finished and the top coats went on, I fell in love. Unfortunately, walnut doors were not in my budget and the unstained oak doors are too much of a contrast in color. I think that a slower stain with several coats will give you a more controlled experience and lustrous look - like it has layers and gives a transparent depth to it. This just doesn't seem to be worth the time, effort, or irritation to me. I was very impressed. minwax i usually have to take it down to the wood. They are not too dark and the wood grain really pops. The only brush on exterior varnish I would begin to recommend is Epifanes, often found at Marine Supply stores. Says “I’m a site-finished floor, not a pre-finished floor”. Too bad my neighbor had to cut off the original toilet seat with a sawsall...My toilet is seatless. Thus, I agree with the previous guys post that this Poly+Stain product sucks and if you want it done right there's no shortcut, to Sand, Stain and varnish... in the short of it, its best to get both and experiment to see what works best for you - the long version is -in all honesty - your question is one of opinion and taste - ask an artist how to choose their medium - they will tell you it depends on what they are trying to accomplish. It delivered rich, dark brown tones. (there, I admitted it! So you might want to double check about that. It has a variety of tones. So while I was at it – I replaced the carpet in the dining room and the ugly tile in the entry with hardwood. It may end up rich Mahogany also. You have two choices - strip the doors or paint. And regarding mixing... yes, you can mix colors in advance to "fine tune" for the results you want. It kind of gives it the feel of a wonderful, rich patina. I was trying to send you a link to a fantastic hardwood floor blog written by a hardwood floor contractor who tests the different hardwood floor topcoats, including the hardwax oils that someone had mentioned (Rubio Monocoat.) Well, I know you say you’re not a pro, but compared to me, you are a PRO! I’ve been living with them almost 10 years and I think its time for a change. I'm floored: Jacobean vs. Espresso vs. IDK. I am considering using Waterlox on my china cabinet. We have dark wood floors and also say “don’t do it,”–go medium or lighter. I have it on white oak floors and everyone who walks into my house immediately comments on them. It is very dark brown in color and has a lot of black undertones. Minwax Dark Walnut. I used the dark walnut on my oak floors (red oak? It’s through the entire bottom floor of my home, and I wish I would have gone lighter, it’s alot of dark floor and I feel dark walnut doesn’t play as nice with other wood tones, so some of my furniture doesn’t sit well directly against the floor, I have to make sure certain pieces are on area rugs, either because it’s too matchy or clashes. This is what it looks like after drying a couple of days, with Minwax Special Walnut Stain. My oak floors are distressed, the house is an English Tudor, and I wanted it to look like one. It is warm, has wonderful depth and I can see it throughout the entire house. Cabinet stain color - Special Walnut by Minwax. I like to read about other people's experiences with various projects. Whatever you choose, try it first on scraps and save your receipts! i did not have to sand all the way to the wood - but i dont know the durability with varathane yet. Oops, will never do dark floors again. That stuff takes forever to dry. Not only can you not see the bottom of the can, you can't see the stirring stick once it is submerged in the stain! Although. The 5 shades of brown feels that way to me. I like the 50/50 mixture of special and dark walnut best. Oh, and btw, several contractors who came out to give us estimates advised us against the water based polys over dark stains because they tend to develop whitish spots where the topcoat is a bit thicker, as it is over the spaces between the boards. >One minwax product that had good reviews from Fine Woodworking magazine, friends and the list is the Minwax wiping polyurethane. Re: Provincial or Special Walnut Stain. I have done quite a few coats, sanding with 0000 steel wool in between coats. I just moved here this summer. I have used and like Minwax wipe-on Poly. I’m not so sure about the dark stains. I loved the color. That dried stuff that flew when brush was slaped earlier will be wash of in can each time brush is dipped. No worries, since it will be redone anyway soon. Everything is now 2 1/4 inch red oak. Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler is designed to fill nail holes, cracks, gouges and other defects in unfinished wood. I finally decided to buy some Minwax #209 natural Wood Finish to experiment with it and I compared it to the Varathane Natural Oil Finish I was already using. i would be tempted to give up refinishing if the best I could do is the plastic, goppy result of the popular minwax polyshades. Varathane Classic Wood Interior Stain provides a rich natural color that beautifully enhances the wood grain. No drudgery here when it comes to laundry. are likely dating back to 1925 – 1930. Try it in good light to test your cleaning. the cherry counter is gorgeous. Wear clean clothing that isn't shedding lint and dust. Bring out the beauty of natural wood—lightning fast—with Rust-Oleum® Varathane® Fast Dry Wood Stain. I have had excellent wood projects with minwax but it does take longer. Contrary to one of the posters above, I've had good success using colored finishes when I've really needed to change the color of the wood for one reason or another. It’s the perfect, medium-dark wood stain with golden highlights that show through the wood grain. This next picture was also taken last night… I ruled out the Jacobean stain almost immediately. The floor color we chose did end up looking somewhat red in different lights. is necessary for proper drying. Other than the poster with 40 years experience,has anyone found an application where Polyshades will perform better than stain+clearcoat? While Varathane has a product for any refinishing job,non are the best available for that piticular application. Maybe it will bring down a little of the red that worries you. In stock at Union City, 30600 Dyer St. … I hope the time i took to share my opinions were helpful, update on my experience, seems that after a light sanding - (not to the wood) the varathane does what I experienced with other rustoleum products, the coat is not that strong or deep penetrating... maybe i have to sand all the way, but after 5 hours of drying - i was able to rub the stain off... its dry to handle but comes off too easily. Me neither. If I used a walnut stain, it would be the special walnut. Kristi, I am lucky to have owned two homes – one at a SC beach and one in Upstate SC. It readily accepts Minwax® stain and, once stained, will match the surrounding wood. Cant’t wait to see which one you pick!! I'd used Minwax in the past, but not Varathane. Bob Flexner can't effectivly answer questions like the one at top of this thread. Is one better than the other - Minwax stain or Varathane stain? I tried three times and it never went through. Colorful, modern styling replaces old linoleum and an inefficient layout in this architect's inherited house in Washington, D.C. I am trying to decide on a Minwax stain for red oak flooring. My bias against walnut stains stems from too many faux colonial walnut stained pieces in my childhood. 8 months ago. My recollection of this article was that the winner was picked in advance. Clearly if rwiegand or myself were the "pro" whom you had finishing your items,our choice of material and method would be quite different but both are expected to result in the appearance you have choosen. I was drawn to the mixture sample immediately. They matched almost perfectly. If they are is decent shape after I am done, I clean them and put them in the cheapo brush bin. I tested out four different Minwax stain colors on some leftover red oak floorboards that I had on hand.. Step 15: Red Mahogany. 60. Thanks handymac. Special Walnut is one of the go-to brown stains that isn’t too dark. It’s been three years now and they are slowly starting to look different. I am trying to get at least the stripping done on my furniture before the weather turns. I am using the minwax poly on my "practice" piece, the top of an old dresser. We texted Minwax special walnut, in 1 and 2 coats, on the cedar wood to make sure it was the color we liked. Applies easily with high quality synthetic brush, lint-free cloth or foam applicator. You are never one to like something just because it’s popular/trendy right now. Jun 1, 2015 - minwax provincial vs special walnut - Google Search I love it!! 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