Which stain?

Jul 26, 2016

Finally I have started to rub down and stain the floor boards. The pine is very soft and had some nasty dents in places. But i am concerned wood filler won’t take the stain on the same way as the wood, leaving a weird speckled effect. I have decided to experiment with different coloured stains and filler under the stairs as in normal use it won’t be very visible. I have tried two different “Sadolin” wood stains, Natural and Antique Pine. I am looking for a warm effect but not “unnatural”.

The stain on left looks more natural but it’s a bit green for my liking. The stain on the right looks a bit warmer and blends better with color of existing stain on the stair posts. I think I am inclined to the right-hand stain. I will have another look in the morning.

I am quite pleased with what I have achieved today. Tomorrow I will stain the rest of the hallway boards, that will disappear under the doormat, then make my decision. The antique line is a bit of a one-way journey as it is a darker tone than “natural”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: