In our last house, we had honey-colored floors and could not wait until we refinished floors in the new house and finally got to try out some dark stain. Refreshing the finish on decks, fences, and siding tops the to-do list because without renewed protection against Mother Nature, wood will start to decay. Those fine-grained woods have pores too small for pigments to attach themselves to. Pigments contain a binder to help attach themselves to the wood. Whether you are installing a new hardwood floor, refinishing an old one, or just keeping your existing floor looking as good as new, Minwax® has a full range of products to make and keep your floors beautiful. If the wood was sealed completely, it would be difficult to get any stain to stick.
Thank you for your inquiry, I have spoken to our in house expert how has said that to get a butterscotch look you can mix white and yellow from the Manns Solvent Wood Dye until you get the correct colour (sometimes its worth adding a little brown)then mix it in to a Morrells Pre Catalyst Lacquer no more than 5%, but around 2% could be enough. It’s better to use several thinned coats of stain than one dark one to minimize brush overlap marks. The stain was so easy to work with, and the top coat goes on beautifully and dries even better.
I wouldn’t advice using cleaning products unless they are natural or PH neutral and even then I would try a teat area, as these could also mark the bare wood. And will just need regular maintenance coats yearly or if you live in a dry area treat with a maintenance coat when you feel the wood needs nourishing. In all honesty we would always recommend sanding back to the bare wood in order to change the colour of Furniture like this. If the undercoat is shellac or other alcohol-based product or if the underlying stain is of unknown composition, use a specialty primer formulated to transition between incompatible undercoats and topcoats.
Just one application of the steel wool stain significantly darkened the other stains. Nevertheless, so long as you’re working with a dark oil-based penetrating stain, you can get the dark shade you would like. Rather than waste time—or money—with trial and error in pursuit of the right stain for your job, take a look at the following pages. Apply stain with a new brush, flowing it on quickly and evenly along the grain of the wood. From furniture to floors, trust Minwax® products that beautify and protect wood.
Thank you for your inquiry, you could use the Manns Oak Wood Stain there is a wide range of colours available in this range and because its water based you can lighten slightly by adding water to try and achieve a similar look on both surfaces. If this is not the finish that you are looking to achieve then you will need to consider removing the previous product totally and you could look at the Paint Panther for this, or continue sanding until you are back to the bare wood. Once you make your choice and lay it on, you can rest easy, knowing that your wood is taken care of. Well, at least until next spring.
Turn to Minwax® to add rich color and durable protection to your wood project in a single step. I feel like painting all my dark wood furniture too because I hate seeing the dust right away again. Setup the wood you wish to stain in a safe area to get messy or cover the floors/surrounding furniture (I like to do this entire project outside, if weather permits. If the stain is on an antique, consult with an antiques expert before trying to get water stains off wood.
Just be careful to sand off any sealer that gets on the face of the board before you stain. It is by far the most effective all around and easiest to use, however, (like any chemical) you must still take great care when using this or any other bleach or wood lightner. You can bleach wood use Oxalic acid, available in most hardware stores, known as wood bleach.