128/228 Medium Brown. Hi Kristi, My vote is for the mixed stain. I don’t care for too dark floors. Now to see what you do! I’d be hesitant to do the mixture. Its unique formulation provides a surface that can be topcoated in two hours. Good point. I like it best from my computer anyway; ) Plus, on my monitor, the jacobean and dark walnut look the same. Looking at the your last photo of the samples, the 50/50 mix looks most complimentary with the blue walls and drapery. I like the 50/50 mixture of special and dark walnut best. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. Special Walnut and Classic Grey(25/75) was beautiful, but still had a little too much red … It also doesn’t give a natural patina that I am hoping for this time by using your suggestion of Waterlox. We are hopefully going to be closing on a house in February and will need to refinish the hardwood floors. Then stained them all the same color. Duraseal has a full offering of flooring finish products. 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. 123/223 Coffee Brown. Have you considered trying a different brand then minwax? Have fun! Hubby and I have done a few houses and we leave the flooring until last just for the ease of cleaning up-if you splatter a bit of paint on the old flooring? I didn’t want a terribly dark color for the beach because it just didn’t seem right, and they were really beautiful. Kristy…As you know, the top coat you use, will change the color of the wood…so, I would also topcoat these sample boards…Kudos to you…for all you do! For various size of floors in different locations there are various suggestions that I might share to you. (None of whom care to learn anything about any of these skills, they just want to know “Mom, when are you going to have our house back together” Lol) How will that impact what you’re doing? Dura Seal stains are formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood. coming! DuraSeal Quick Coat Penetrating Finish 175 Jacobean Hardwood Flooring Stain 1 qt. 50/50) to see what you prefer. I love it!! 112 Golden Oak* 175 Jacobean* 137/237 Spice Brown. I agree with the special mix. Good luck! I was wondering, did you try mixing Jacobean and Special Walnut. Love the warmth of the mixture color! Copyright 2007-2019 - Kristi Linauer, LLC. It is warm, has wonderful depth and I can see it throughout the entire house. What a sweet Aunt and Grandma to do that for her. 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! In areas I have both old and new wood adjacent to one another, it has made it less apparent they aren’t of the same age. Duraseal has set the standard for flooring stains. Duraseal Stain on Red Oak Wood Flooring. This rich blend of oil and resin gives hardwood floors a soft, satiny sheen. Jun 29, 2019 - Duraseal stain on white oak. Huge, actually. Other popular choices are Dark Walnut, Classic Gray, and Early American. But be prepared for a very stinky house. Always test the stain on your wood before you commit to a color. And here is the Duraseal stain chart. I have to clean them constantly. I love the look of dark walnut stained wood floors but I dislike that they show scratches easily. Agree with your favorites. No worries, since it will be redone anyway soon. The post Duraseal Stain on Red Oak Wood Flooring. That is precisely what was running through my mind. Oh, and thank you for the information about Waterlox! Secondly, DuraSeal oil based stain 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. They are warm and inviting without a red or orange appearance. Not sure. I tried to send you a comment on your “Rethinking my hardwood floors” post, but it didn’t go through. Jacobean; Duraseal Stain colors. 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. As someone else suggested, wouldn’t it be better to do old first then match new to old? I really liked the Weathered Oak/Dark Walnut mix that I had seen. DuraSeal Quick Coat Penetrating Finish 175 Jacobean Hardwood Flooring Stain is a semi-transparent stain formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood and masonry surfaces. It’s warmer and slightly more traditional, but both are winners! I might have to make some adjustment to the stain mixture for the old floor to get it to blend seamlessly with the new floor, if that’s even possible. Hi Kristi. It has a variety of tones. I was drawn to the mixture sample immediately. They matched almost perfectly. (Personally in my next place with hardwoods I’m doing that whitewashed/Norwegian-ish stain color ). DELTAQUIP SUPPLIES: 105-8575 GOVERNMENT ST: BURNABY: BC: V3N 4V1: CA (604) 298-8996 (604) 298-0566 That’s just the nature of wood. The difference is negligible. 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. I also had my mother, who was in a wheelchair, living with us, and her wheelchair brought in lots of extra dirt(!) I’m not so sure about the dark stains. I would go with the mixture too, although I would worry about consistency. I like the mix (at least on my monitor, LOL!) Maintain floors sealed only with DuraSeal Quick Coat• Penetrating Finish with DuraSeal Renovator Cleaner and Reconditioner.• Storage: Store at room temperature. Hopefully, you are able to glean something from my long-winded comment. We don’t get a lot of sunshine streaming in. But, on the red oak floors, it may have a subtle green undertone due to the red oak (red and green are opposites). Not that my vote counts but the blend of special and dark looks lovely. What is the most popular stain color? BUT, I have a question: Are you sure that the stain is going to read the same on the old wood as it will on the new wood? Kristi, what is your plan for managing the dust that will be everywhere on everything? We use cookies to improve our website. I prefer good old varnish bec it’s easy to repair unlike poly. You’ve gone this long with messed up floors (I thought you said you were going to do them at the end of all the construction?) Stain Gallery. Shelley makes a good point…test out on the old floor first and make necessary adjustments. I see browns and greys in it, which will go with anything and have more longevity style wise. A few posts ago, we talked about hardwood floor stain colors.As we mentioned, we narrowed down our options to three: Dark Walnut, Ebony and Jacobean. Test on your floor to see. Cant’t wait to see which one you pick!! (total agreement, the Jacobean really fell short on my floors – maybe it’s better on white oak) DURA SEAL Quick Coat Penetrating Finish Neutral 110. Love the depth that it gives compared to the others. We refinished our floors last year in February and had to leave the house for the night. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. At least I do, and it is still better than orange. It just seems like I remember you hating minwax stains, as do I. and 50% relative humidity.• Coverage: first coat - approximately 500 sq.ft. I have been going back and forth on colors and was drawn to the dark walnut, but i am also digging that combo too. I wonder if I can do the same…strip it and restain. It’s exactly what I would choose if i were doing my floors. If you want quality with ease of use - look no further. Good luck! the fret work you did for your doors was awesome). I tested Minwax Jacobean stain, Dark Walnut stain, Special Walnut stain, and a mixture of 1 part Dark Walnut stain to 1 part Special Walnut stain. Colors are shown on White Oak. If I had to pick a color today though i would pick the dark walnut. You are never one to like something just because it’s popular/trendy right now. My oak floors are distressed, the house is an English Tudor, and I wanted it to look like one. I’ve had much more success with Zar stains or Rustoleum. I don’t really know what I mean by that, but it seems to have no life to it, and it appears to have a slight green undertone to it. I agree with you on your favorites: Dark Walnut or the 50/50 Dark/Special. It looks too light, too red, and too washed out. 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. QUICK COAT ... 175 Jacobean 86175 12 81175 6 101 Country White 86101 4 81101 4 ... stain—by using premium DuraSeal Water-Based Finishes. THis is the perfect post for me today! I prefer your special mixture because of the red/brown tone mix. I LOVE the mixture stain. Both of your choices are very nice. They are not too dark and the wood grain really pops. Love the warmth of it and it doesn’t seem too dark either. Not only is it a nice rich color but it is warm. 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