This post from pneumatic addict on how to make your own wood toner is great. Make your own glaze by dissolving artist’s oil into glaze medium (see Sources, below). Pine is then stained in the same manner as applying Wood Stain onto any other type of wood. Our favorite dark wood stain. I had so much trouble with countertops when i tried to stain them. We love the honey brown you came up with. Then I will just seal it with something. Furniture Clinic Wood Stain (15ml Tester, Antique Pine) - Fast, Effective Wood Stain for all Indoor and Outdoor Wood. Wood stains are probably most commonly used on pine boards and plywood. Not dark, just rich looking. We tested a variety of natural, light, medium, and dark stains on pine, poplar, whitewood, and red oak to give you plenty of options. Although the house is old the pine floorboards are just 40 years old and all in the same condition. In my opinion the warmth will only enhance the staining you are doing now. Have you or any of your readers tried painting over stain with acrylics? It also keeps pitch sealed in the wood. I wish I knew how to turn my own legs. Beautiful results!! Have you had any issue since doing your table? Also, since I wrote this original post, I have discovered an AMAZING water-based topcoat. 🙂. After the surface is uniformly colored, wipe off the excess dye and let the wood dry. Oh…one more thing… I recently discovered (thanks to TOH and Google) that there are dealers that specialize in old wood and I found 3 or so in my area (New England…we have lots of barns people take down). Hope that makes sense. over wax. If the polyurethane doesn’t work, is there another finish which would protect and give the same effect? Sometimes it takes more than one application to get the richness in the color I desire. You may not have a problem right away, but it will be a problem. Dissolve the dye at the label-recommended ratio of 1-oz.powder to 2-qts. That doesn’t even include the chairs. First, its grain is unevenly dense. 1. I’ll probably be tackling that project in December or January. It’s what pros use to remove water stains from wood and to lighten colors. In the past, I’ve had good success with rub-on stains, layering up to the desired saturation of color…but they’ve changed the formula and it’s a lot thicker now and does really odd stuff. Would this system also work for pine plank floors??? – Simple Woodworking Projects, Tranfast water-soluble dye, HS3266, antique cherry brown, Van Dyke Brown artist’s oil 1.25 oz. In a nutshell, the conditioner partially seals the wood’s surface to control blotching. The difference between pine and walnut is $1500+ dollars. Unfortunately, when woodworkers try to duplicate that color on new pine by using stain, the results are usually disappointing. So you just put one coat of shellac and let it dry. The table from my step-sister didn’t work out. 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. It penetrates deeply into … General Finishes Golden Pine Gel Stain Pint. Neutralize with a wipe of watered vinegar? Thanks for the help! What kind of stores sell hardware like that? Did you brush or wipe the stain on? 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. You can make either oil based or water based. Good idea using the Annie Sloane Dark Wax to fill in the grain. P.s I’m not a seller or spokesperson for fusion- just a happy little diyer who’s discovered a revolutionary product. I will stay tuned! Save up to 68% on 7 issues of woodworking projects and tricks. I have had fantastic results with both of these. First, level the surface with 100-grit paper. Did all of the samples have comparable grain before you stained them? The photo below shows the dramatic difference between the raw and sealed areas of pine using the same stain color. How amazing that you have a table made partially from wood that came from your house! Here’s a good article that discusses shellac washcoat thickness. It seems maybe I can see a bit of lines from the saw blade? Can you make a video showing the staining process? It would be more expensive for me to make a DIY table out of walnut than to just buy the Williams-Sonoma table. Our process isn’t fast, because there are several steps. I would personally be a bit scared of trying it on a floor. (January 11, 2019) It took me three more years, but I’ve finally found a much easier way to get a beautiful stained finish on cheap pine. I think it works because I used so little wax on it. Fantastic tutorial. 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). I can guarantee it will become your favorite stain for pine! Fortunately, you can minimize any uneven appearance later with the colored glaze. The product I love is AquaZar top coat in antique flat. That way it’s easier to cover up all of the crazy yellow and orange grain. 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. 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. To check, wipe the surface gently with a cotton rag. We are delighted to share some of the best AW content here on the PW website. I do, but you’d need lots of layers of a protective coat on butcherblock countertops. Attempting to add another coating – such as Annie Sloan Lacquer or another varnish or even polyurethane – over a wax finish is futile. Rustisn ESLO500 500ml Satin Outdoor Wood Stain - Light Oak. 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 stain really brings out the natural beauty of wood that you apply it to – even lowly pine. I actually really liked the effect of the Annie Sloan Dark Wax on all three samples. Thank you for any advice! Antique pine often has a dark, mellow color. Or you might be looking to protect a piece of wood so it’s more that just raw, unfinished wood. And cheap, in my humble opinion. Shellac prepares the dyed surface for glazing (Step 4). I used to own a lathe, but never practiced enough to be good at it. Dark stains on pine can look horrible. I have some different pieces of plywood and pine planks that have been sitting in my craft office for a year, hoping to someday become weathered signs for my home. Subscribe ». I will be watching anxiously.. You must stain within 30 minutes of applying but it takes care of making the stain soak in evenly. It is a water based non yellowing product. If you want the very best stain for pine, then the General Finishes Gel Stain is the answer. We just built our table and dont want to screw it up on the staining. But what it does have is crazy pine grain. Good luck. Some too yellow, yet some too red. Pine is very common for dining tables, and also for floors. Ideally suited to pine woods, whitewash stain tones down the yellow associated with pine furniture with a lighter, brighter hue. They are expensive but I don’t think anyone makes reproductions. 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). Nov 23, 2017 - Explore Julie North's board "Stain pine" on Pinterest. 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. From the site: : (. Most retailers sell the small trial packs. Not a bit of yellow or orange undertones. Or actually it will take stain, but MDF soaks up stain much faster than wood, so it turned a completely different color. It’ll never dry.). Is there an image of the finished table? Fascinating Blog today! Just read your post here and thought I’d ask how your counters and cabinets came out? Or does it matter? I did three coats in order to get basically the same depth of color on each board. I made butcher block counters out of long scrap maple from a reuse center, so don’t forget that there are other options than Big Box and lumber yards! When you have a large surface to cover, use a spray bottle to apply the dye and a brush to spread it. 🙂. It’s crazy pine grain! I love the tung oil finish in the walnut color, it goes on really quickly and easily with a rag. Pine is hard to stain for a couple of reasons. My legs and apron will be painted to go with the chairs. One more thing, if you are also interested in the more classic, brown stain colors, check out 10 favorite wood stain colors. ), Dining Room Crown Molding Progress, Problems & Solutions,,,,,, My table is 84×39 – kind of an odd size but that’s part of the package when using old wood. Any other steps that you would add in there? The finish was beautiful. My favorite dark wood stain is Early American. I used Waterlox with a little bit of Rust-Oleum American Walnut stain mixed in. Love your blog!! Hopefully someone else will have some info for you. Pine is rather a soft wood, will it hold up for a dining table? Thank you so much for a very quick reply! Can’t wait to see the counters. I want my table to end up with a warm medium brown finish. It’s soft, but the dings and scratches that occur kind of lend to the character and charm of it. These are used separately. And it looks too orange-yellow, rather than brown. This coloring process works on all types of pine, although the end result varies from one species to another. I generally use a wood conditioner, followed by a dark stain color. I find that stain-only sample to be just terrible, and that’s what I was afraid of my whole table looking like. Glaze is nothing more than paint formulated for wiping. Penetrating stains often enhance the rustic look of knotty pine, allowing the natural texture and wood grain to show through the stain. See what I mean about the grain? I’m so grateful that you shared all of your test swatches, and your final combination of products, because I think your last board is exactly the tone and weathered-but-not-crazy-grain look I’ve been hoping for! What happened to the table that you got from your sister? Ty To make cleanup easier, keep it off the surrounding wood surfaces. 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 wondered how you got through the wax for the stain, but you explained that above. There is a difference between PURE tung oil and products that contain tung oil. Thanks everyone! I let my solution soak for longer than 3 hours and after applying it the pine table looks so dark, almost black. For the most part, staining light-colored wood is the same as staining any other shade of wood, which means it's a job that's well within the grasp of the average DIYer. List of The Best Stain for Pine 1. Pine gums up ordinary sandpaper with pitch-laden dust that quickly renders it useless. 😍. It will eventually peel off. Suddenly everything orange became a warm rich brown and I loved it. 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). 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? It is important to understand that once you wax a piece of furniture, you cannot apply polyurethane, Lacquer, shellac, varnish, urethane, etc…. Never even opened the can of poly that I bought. I haven’t used it on my pine floors yet, but you’ve got me thinking. If you’ve used Zinsser BIN primer, a shellac-based primer, before painting pine, a washcoat is the same but clear and much thinner. It’s great inspiration, because I’m always perusing the Dot & Bo website, longingly looking at all the industrial-style furniture for $1,500+. Then repeat the process. It’s easy to end up with megablotches and it’s hard to avoid “grain reversal,” a peculiar effect that makes stained pine look unnatural. You can choose the level of gloss with it, too! Dark stains applied to a dark timber may also cause a darker result than anticipated.,, Merralyn, I uploaded your pictures so that Janice and others could see. That should give me the effect I want. I didn’t want the orange tone that I got and the 2×4’s stained differently than the 1x’s. Stains applied to light timber (or composite boards notably plywood) will appear much stronger and brighter in colour than stains applied to dark wood. And if so, is it a yellow/amber color like an oil-based poly, or is it clear like a lacquer? And I don’t want to ruin them with a bad stain job but neither of us excell at staining. 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. Perhaps you could get enough just for the top or the top and apron and you wouldn’t have to worry quite so much about aging it and toning-down the awkward colors. Hooray for finding something that works well! Later I wanted to do it again & used white vinegar, it was not the same. After the epoxy has set, sand it flush with the surface. Our wood dye comes in a variety of shades to suit your home's style and is really easy to apply with a paintbrush. This is one reason I’m an avid reader of your blog! I’d love to see how the process worked on the entire piece. I used pine from Home Depot and was not really trying to hide the grain. What do you think the would look like without the wax underneath but still the vinegar solution? I thought this was pretty, and the grain didn’t bother me so much since it didin’t turn a hideous color. 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. I would love the color of this table you’ve done to be how the floors look. Practice until you’re comfortable with the process and know what to expect. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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! Here are several reasons to stain wood. It’s so soft and gets dented and is full of ugly knotholes ….. I’ve built my own, too, and am very happy with the results. I’m assuming that following the next steps you listed won’t help. Water-soluble dye from other manufacturers will work just as well, although the color will be different. 4. Kristi….. Did you like the results? See more ideas about staining wood, stain on pine, wood stain colors. Looks great! After you’ve finished sanding, dampen the surface, to raise the grain. Just came in via Pinterest (againm!). I paint on a thinned down mixture then wipe off like stain. I am not nearly as experienced as you are with woodworking but you do give excellent instructions so I feel like I will be capable of handling it. Pre-stain conditioner is something that you brush onto the wood about 5 to 15 minutes before staining. See more ideas about stain colors, stain on pine, staining wood. He laminated some of pine studs together (removed from my house while doing initial renovation) and turned those for the legs. I did one room at a time. Suzanne, Hi Kristi, Oops! Hard as a rock and I wouldn’t describe it as glossy. In the the article you mention, he’s talking about using a sealer after the stain and before a varnish-type finish. Wow, that’s red. Artist’s oils contain high quality pigments for pure, clear color. But then I wiped everything with almost a dry brush technique using Minwax Espresso stain. hot water (Step 2). Serrated sandpaper lasts longer. Whether you use the Annie Sloan wax, the shellac washcoat, or the Minwax pre-conditioner, be sure to use at least 2 if not 3 coats of poly on top because all 3 prevent full penetration of the oil stain and I’d hate to see good work worn away. I was certain that it wouldn’t do any good, as I’ve read that it really should sit for at least 24 hours. I only let the vinegar solution set for about three hours before using it. (I’ve even used a wadded up paper towel with great results!) Woodstains are slightly different to wood paint, in that it brings out the beauty of the wood grain instead of covering it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. (I did soak the solution for more than 3 hrs.) It’s a metal guide/fence attachment for a chainsaw that lets you slice boards from a log right in the field. It’s easy to make your own proquality glaze (Step 5). 2. 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. 220-grit scratches are fine enough to disappear when you stain, as long as they don’t go across the grain. 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!! I just tried it, and it turned the grain orange. I do not have a good hand with poly, either spraying or brushing. I will definitely be rereading some of these in the future. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Tung Oil! It appears that the vinegar is helping avoid grain reversal. If your epoxy cures milky-white, touch it up later, after you’ve dyed the wood and sealed it with shellac. So I flipped the board over and did the four-step process that I used on sample #6 above. Then stain on top of it. I did find this article yesterday, and they have a multi-step process, one of which is to use shellac. Also, I repurpose furniture for a living. 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. You get the idea, right? When the powder is completely dissolved, transfer it to a lidded container and let it cool. Might save you some steps. 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. I’m confident that I can actually build the table. In retrospect, I kind of wish I’d gone out and gotten the buffer…it would have made a smoother, slightly shinier finish, but honestly, the hand-rubbed one was great for that painted piece. My 4 year old daughter routinely bumps the cabinet with objects and I haven’t seen a major gouge yet. View Product Page. Same in-stock item available for same-day delivery or collection, including GST and delivery charges. Blend uneven areas by varying the amount of glaze you leave on the surface. We used Transfast “antique cherry brown” water-soluble dye powder (see Sources, below). Your experience with Annie Sloan wax is exactly why I’m not going to use it as a final coat. I ended up not using this technique on my table, so I don’t have a picture of it on a large surface. I use this lumber quite a bit because it’s always cut the straightest and has almost no knots in the wood. We just had a table and two benches built, and I’m trying to decide how I want to finish it. This table from Ethan Allen is also a great example of the color that I want. You will find this stain working comfortably with some of the hardest woods to stain, like pine and aspen. 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. What is wood conditioner? What I WOULD try on a floor is bleaching the wood first (using a bleach product that’s specifically made for floors and other large areas) and then staining. His father was a finish carpenter, so who was I to argue with him. Are you familiar with Minwax Pre-conditioner that is applied before staining. Second, pine’s surface is usually loaded with randomly occurring figure and super-absorbent pockets that suck up stain and look blotchy. Pine is a light-coloured wood and so is easy to change its colour using our Wood Stains. Sanding with finger pressure alone wears away the soft earlywood, creating an uneven surface. I’m still working on the bathroom makeover, but here’s a peek at how the countertop turned out…, No orange or yellow grain in sight! It’s a night and day difference! 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