Amish made hardwood

It is currently Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:39 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Refinishing Amber Red Oak Floors - Wood Conditioner Question
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:35 am 
Offline
New User

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:23 am
Posts: 2
I have 50 yr old red oak parquet floors mixture of heartwood and sapwood that were finished with polyurethane (no stain). I stripped them, then sanded with 80, 100 and 150 grit (random orbital sander). When wet color is amber/orange. I want to stain with a light red maybe add a hint of brown to downplay this amber/orange. I want to deaccentuate the grain - floor is busy enough don't need to highlight it. Products will be Bonakemi DriFast stain with Traffic or Duraseal stain with Bonakemi Traffic. I think to downplay the grain I should use wood conditioner first. Do you agree? Any suggestion are welcome.


Top
 Profile  
 
Amish made hardwood

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:55 am 
Offline
Most Valuable Contributor

Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:42 pm
Posts: 4373
Location: Antioch, CA. 94509
A conditioner is in reality, a neutral oil stain. A stain base without the pigment. So, if you use that, to get the color you're looking for, you'll need to go darker as the conditioner will "seal" the wood somewhat. The open grain nature of oak is what it is. To get a more monochromatic appearence, try a semi-transparent stain. This has a heaver pigment that "paints" the wood. As always, test, test, test on samples first.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:39 pm 
Offline
Worthy Contributor

Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:19 pm
Posts: 138
Location: Los Gatos, Ca
If you don't want the ambered look, try a a sample of the straight waterbase look. A waterbase sealer will dry lighter than the products you've mentioned. Much less stain definition. As time goes on it will apear more 'washed-out'. Any stain, from neutral on up will just accent the grain.

_________________
The Oak Floors of Marco
Los Gatos, Ca
408-353-4882
www.theoakfloorsofmarco.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO