Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation’s social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Although the basic color palette is sparse, you can mix two or more stain colors before application to achieve a different shade or apply one color over another. Recipes vary but a typical mixture of vinegar, coffee or tea and steel wool leaves deep, natural dark brown tones in the pine wood grain. Please note that the colors you see on your monitor may vary slightly from the actual paint colors.
Finally, look out for eco-friendly options, such as water-based varnishes and stains or products made from 100-percent natural ingredients. Come back each time, z dry the brush again on newspaper and dry-stroke” the l Stain again, until you’ve finished the entire piece. GF has several brown colors you can try, or you mix any of them to create your own custom color. Minwax have a little piece on what the Polyshades look like over an existing stain. Both acid and water-based stains can be applied to new or old and plain or integrally colored concrete. Dry brush with a bristle brush and discharge the excess stain onto a mineral spirt dampened cloth as you work.
Protect your deck from UV rays, mildew and scuffs with stains and sealers from Olympic , Cabot , Minwax Stain , Thompson’s WaterSeal and more. We know you’ll be impressed with the results and you’ll find all our top wood dyes available online or in store. Depending on the color and application techniques used, stained concrete can be made to mimic everything from polished marble to tanned leather to natural stone or even stained wood.
Semi-Transparent Stain – Gives moderate hide to wood grain with subtle color; best for wood in fair to good condition. You may stop with one or two coats of Stain, remembering that one coat offers almost no sheen-you may prefer this- many antiquarians do. If you want more sheen and a darker color use two or more coats of Stain. General Finishes Wood Stain is a rich water base stain for use on any bare wood or stripped surface to produce beautiful, clear wood tones, with great grain definition. The stain was a little darker than the overall area, but blends in with other grain marking and the texture of the wood.
You can also mix with GF liquid oil base stains to obtain a slightly thinner stain than the normal gel formula. The stain may not reveal its true color until it has been allowed to remain on the concrete for several hours or longer. Because stains penetrate into the concrete surface, their color is durable and long-lasting. If you apply multiple coats, add 10-20% topcoat to the stain to lock the color down.
The ‘new formula” makes it possible to work” with the stain and varnish much longer, finish all manner of woodwork – furniture, floors, even braining and furniture decoration. Experiment with different recipes and methods of application on scrap wood until you get the exact finish you want before staining your furniture. Oh hey, I’ve been looking at that Minwax Polyshades-because it also says you can paint it right over other stained wood with just a touch of sanding-and wondering how the colors really look.
It seals, stains and finishes in one application, and on soft grainy woods with knots it gives the finish an even appearance impossible to attain with penetrating stains. An innovative process atomizes the highest quality pigments into tiny particles so incredibly fine – less than a billionth of a meter – that they combine with the protective oils and resins in Sansin Enviro Stains on a molecular level. Visit the General Finishes Design Center or Pinterest Board for gel stain ideas. From waterproofers and wood sealants to concrete stain , exterior stains & sealers and interior stains we’ve got you covered.
Armstrong-Clark stains are quality formulas back by five generations worth of experience in oil based coatings together with modern technology. Wax color stains works best when used over another stain color, such as a homemade steel wool and vinegar stain. During the drying process these oils completely separate; penetrate deep and bulk into the dry wood fibers.
Although concrete stain is permanent and won’t flake off like paint, it penetrates only the top layer of the concrete surface and will eventually wear away as the surface is worn by traffic or weather exposure. Whether you choose from our family of penetrating transparent finishes or from our collection of solid hide colors, Sansin Enviro Stains deliver exceptional beauty that lasts. Solid Color Stain – Maximum hide with an opaque finish; best for weathered wood or problem surfaces.
Once cleaned up, I wiped on some of my stain mix with a folded rag to produce a personally pleasing weathered or burnt effect. To assure even color penetration on soft woods such as fir, hemlock and pine we advise conditioning the wood with Daly’s Benite. I had a minor surface scratch in a fairly new wood floor that could be seen because it stood out when the light was right which was most of the time.
With an incredible range of colors and transparencies to choose from, it’s easy to create just the effect you’re after with Sansin Enviro Stains. Another cause of shiny tacky areas is applying the product to wood that is too damp. Using stains in combination with dyes (see Concrete Dyes Expand the Color Palette of Concrete Stains ). In the meantime, I thought this little tip on making your own colorful stains could come in handy!
I don’t think you would get the full effect of Polyshades by applying it as you stated so I would put a coat or oil or polyurethane over the top for stain protection. This allows you to maintain a natural look and provide extended color retention and protection to the wood. The wood turns gray, splits and absorbs water – the food source for infestation. This product does not fill in where wood may be gouged, but if there are minor scratches that show themselves because the darker surface wood has been displaced or removed, this product may help.