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Dark Stain on Wire Brushed Oak6/26
I am trying to match the finish of engineered hardwood floors on our solid oak stair treads. I am having issues and have tried many different methods but need some help. The floor looks similar to the one below. It is a dark walnut color and is wire brushed. I have tried the following:
So should I try to use some pre stain conditioner, thinned out shellac? I have spent way too much time and I'm dying for some help. Thanks in advance! -Tom
Get the color of the stain and make sure you have some gilsonite in it. the gilsonite is what will give Oak that dark grained look.
You might want to try a lighter stain, clear seal coat, then glaze. I haven't done it, just a suggestion.
I think Rich is on to it. Try a medium brown/black stain (mission oak), thin as necessry to get a lighter version of your color on the closed grain areas, seal, apply a black glaze, finish...that's my guess.
I'm with Rich and Nick. This is a two stage or even 3 stage process. I'd wire first then sand with a low speed random. Dye, seal, sand then glaze/wiping stain. Adjust if necessary. I'm a longtime GF user. Off the top of my head from the picture I'd start off with a mix of light and medium brown dye. Seal. Sand (you may even seal twice before glazing). Glaze with their consumer line (more working time) of heavier bodied Espresso stain and see where I am. Samples samples samples.....
Try Glitsa 'Black Sable'.
Wipe on, wipe off very quickly.
May get you there without all the other steps of using a dye, or a glaze.
The multi-step process Rich proposed will work. Do the lighter color first, seal with Sealcoat shellac or whatever you like, then use an oil based gel stain or glaze to get the dark color in the pores. (You could use WB products, too, but don't use shellac sealer if you do.) Wipe really well so your base color doesn't change, seal when dry, and then apply your topcoats.
John. Just wondering why you say to not use shellac with WB? I use it all the time with WB. If i use Target coatings i mix from flakes but i have used seal coat under Target successfully. I have used seal coat under general finishes also.