jacobean vs dark walnut

Do more!! Because it’s downstairs, it won’t be as critical compared to an adjoining room. I should add, I did solid cherry butcher block countertops, kitchen cabinets painted Repose Gray (as are all walls and trim). Pretty sure they will have Bona and Loba though. They have pretty much the same colors too. I’d like my floors to look dark blackish with dark red undertones, not brown. I have red oak floor that we are considering staining to become a medium brown like yours! Thanks. In your last picture on this website, what is the finish type: Matte or Satin? Love this post!! It’s a beautiful medium shade that doesn’t read yellow at all. I’m afraid of having the oil based turn simply white on white oak any bit of amber or golden. If you have red or white oak (which makes up the majority of Naperville and Chicago area homes) then there is no problem at all. Thanks a lot for all the help! :D I hated every single stain on both oaks! Any suggestions. It delivered rich, dark brown tones. 4) And again as you said, it could be a white oak vs red oak difference. This was a great post!! Great post! In the past, if what I stained was too intense, I mixed a little light grey paint with lots of water, brushed it over the stained wood, then wiped it off. The … I’m not a fan of grey but I’m thinking if I sand off the varathene, would weathered oak tone down the orange????? For darker maybe look at a mix of Jacobean and Ebony. maybe due to the age of the wood? Hope that helps a little. Can I add a jacobean on top to make it more brown? I wanted to thank you on your informative website blog as well as your recommendation of 3/4 Ebony to 1/4 Royal Mahogany. Hi there. Whatever finish I ultimately decide on is going to have to stand up to my dogs and their “accidents”. I would like the ‘old world’ type of look to the finish. Pallmann Magic oil or Rubio would work fine. I have made two wooden pieces for self use, and I had no clue how much FUN staining could be! I’d also like to know if you used a water-based or oil-based finish. I prefer Red Oak. Are you going to have a more traditional design, if so think about the colors Early American, Special Walnut and Gun-stock- these are all really great looking and timeless. Cabot makes a good one, and you can get it from Lowe’s. Thanks so much for any insight you might have! totally perfect sponsored post. Although, no red came through with the pine at all. Thanks so much for putting this together. I’m surprised how subtle simply white was on oak, less painted white looking than I expected. I do need help though. We have aged red oak floors that are very orangey and when we reach the point of refinishing I’m trying to decide if I want to stain it with something to neautralize the red just a little or go light. Same. If you’re concerned about compatibility always do a test sample to make sure. You know what would make this complete? My project is to build a side table and coffee table using 1/2″ black iron pipe and then picking an edge glued wood for the top of it. Varathane 1 qt. 2. Every single speck of dust, every single strand of dog hair and every tiny piece of lint will be much more noticeable on a dark surface. Ultimately, I think I’ll need to coordinate a color so that I can leave the inside of the cabinets gold, which suggests black to me. Thank you! Especially on the look and style you’re going for in your place. As a reminder, here are all the types of wood in their natural, raw state: 1. Might I ask you for advice? It’s possible to make your hardwood floors solid black if you really want them to be that dark, but most of our clients choose something lighter like a black/white hardwax oil mix,  or Jacobean/Ebony stain mix or a Coffee brown color. I’m curious of a recipe for red oak to match white oak. Probably because we are getting ready to choose a stain for floors in the house we have been renovating. Try Dark Walnut, Ebony or Heritage Brown. I’d rather not have the “red” hues. Anyway – thank you again! Every wood species benefitted greatly from the conditioner with this stain. like you said, i wish you could do more colors (was crossing my fingers i’d see provincial on here! I think some people just don’t care about that sort of thing! I thought the pickled looked nice too. The pine looks SO MUCH better with the conditioner. Oh dear. It currently (after 2 years) is just way too orangish and clashes terribly with the wood in the hallway. The staircase and adjacent room are a oak hardwood.we are looking to stain them should they match if so it would be ebony stain.. we are afraid it will all look to dark is it ok to use Jacobean do you think it ebony on stairs and Jacobean in adjacent floor of living room? I almost want to try it!! your blog is so informative! 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. Amazing photography as well. It doesn’t lean towards being red at all and has a beautiful richness to it. Thank you so much! I think that the two colors will look very different depending on the room, as the room pictured above gets a lot of natural light, whereas the bedrooms in the back of the house don't get a lot of natural light at all. 6. So Provincial it was . So interesting to see the stains all lined up. This also depends greatly on the quality of the finish system used. I’m curious if you sanded the samples, that also makes a big difference especially with pine… I’m surprised by some of your results on the pine, I use pine with minwax everyday to build furniture and I get very different results. I have most of my new doors (they were about a $100 a piece, so they are poplar I guess, maybe birch) painted repose Gray on one side, but the other side I want to stain. Thx. Have you ever tried a mix of Ebony and Grey on red oak? Our advice… don’t bother. Natural wood tones vary, so expect your final stain color to vary slightly from board to board. Your email address will not be published. It’s hard for me to say one way or another without seeing your apartment and the color of your furniture, walls etc. I must have read that wrong somewhere. This is one of my favorite posts I have ever read – ! Thanks for putting in the work to share. Last, is the redder of the two dark stains we experimented with. 90% of my customers choose a slightly different color on other materials that isn’t flooring. Seriously though, I came here looking for some ideas of which wood to use and which stain and now it’s even harder to decide what I want to do. containerEl: document.querySelector('#fd-form-5d767f96afdf3e000f968472') I’ve referred back to this so many times. What about bleaching the red oak first then applying the simply white stain? Many thanks, Sorry to hear this. ! We have red oak dark walnut stained floors in our living room, hall and dining room. We let the conditioner penetrate for 15 minutes and then wiped off any excess and removed the tape and got to work applying 6 different stains to all five of our types of wood. Birch has pink undertones. I am looking to build a platform / platform bed and I have white oak grey pink floors and looking to contrast it with either a less grainy wood like natural Birch, Maple, and not White Oak, but may want to stain it with a semi glossed Charcoal Gray. Could you please help me choose the right one? We had them stained mix of Ebony and true black. We are in the middle of updating our 1940s fixer upper and last month we stained our upstairs, red oak floors Jacobean and I LOVE them. For those that don’t want a pure black or dark brown color, this mix looks really nice. The first one is ‘Minwax Wood Finish Penetrating Wood Stain’ that you mention in your article. Thanks so much!! This is one of the darkest floors we have done…. Full Disclosure on Sponsorships & Affiliates, Casual Friday: Polly’s Sleeping, Eating and Schedule at 6 Months old, How much is all this costing? The stain color will be covered by at least 3 coats of finish. That was one my absolute favorite! If you’re not having success with home improvement store products to get the color you’re after, paying just a bit more for a different brand can really help (or vice versa if you’re wondering why a different brand is giving much darker color). What ratio of royal mahogany and ebony would achieve a very dark wood look with a slight tinge of red in it? That’s hard to say without seeing your place in person. Hi there, We have just had our red oak floors sanded and prepped for staining this Thursday. I’m not sure how (or if it is even possible) to achieve the color I want. We plan to use Duraseal Jacobean and he did a small sample on our floor. Also, professional pros (the ones who take their time to listen to you and do the job right) always water-pop the wood when using dark stains. I love cleaning and admiring the hardwood floors of my very first home purchase. Hi! It’s much better than Minwax because it acts like a sealer as well as a stain. It’s pretty obvious that lighter floors will brighten up small dark rooms and make them look bigger because they reflect light. Maybe Jacobean. The colors in the top row, from left to right (from what I can recall) are: 1-Natural, 2-Custom blend I think, maybe Spice Brown and Jacobean??? I also have Jacobean, and Ebony and combinations of those plus a water popped version too. We have been using Pickled Oak on a ton of projects lately. :D Thanks for the comparison – so useful!! You can see a 50/50 Ebony and Sedona Red mix in the image here (covered with Pallmann Magic oil)…. Could be a number of things…. This is so helpful as we’re trying to pick a stain color for a piece of furniture. Dark wood is in!! Pretty much as dark as you want really. I wanted to get a look at the colors in different lighting, so the picture above was taken last night. Would you please share the technique you used on the simply white? We love this look and so do most designers we work with. I didn’t know they made a white stain, I want to try it! THANK YOU. Naturals in a very red way. Minwax Dark Walnut. I’ve been researching for weeks and driving myself nuts with my white oak choice. Meanwhile, our living, dining, family and kitchen have been prepped and we wanted to add a darker shade that would blend with antique brown. I’ve never used a pre-conditioner but after a few not so great results, I decided to do so in the future. Shop Minwax Wood Finish Oil-Based Stain Dark Walnut Interior Stain (Quart) in the Interior Stains department at Lowe's.com. The first is to use a very dark stain like you mentioned. Either dark or light looks good but if you really like the natural color in the boards then maybe lighter would be the best way to go. -Choose from 10 popular colors-ebony, classic gray, provincial, special walnut, red mahogany, early american, dark walnut, driftwood, jacobean or english chestnut -EASY TO INSTALL with sheetrock anchors, screws included and pre-drilled pilot holes -Please click on the… Hello – What are the 6 stain colors in the last picture? Really nice job on this! We use Duraseal. Still can’t decide on the finish. This is a really cool post. Would the stain obscure more of the grain if left on more than 2 minutes? :). Isn’t that going to make staining tricky – as shown with this post, different woods take on different looks? Help me with your special undertone eyes! Some people know that black cars are harder to keep clean but they love the look of them so much that they buy one anyways. Hi I just bought a new house and have to pick a stain for new red oak floors.What stains do not have red in them. The pine board looked the least natural with this stain. This is a really amazing comparison, greats job!! I’m guessing there’s no poly on top of any of these? This was very helpful and appreciative. Hi, need recommendation asap re floor stain for red oak floors. Still love the solid wood cabinets, still love the arrangement. window.fd('form', { I’m having white cabinets/white granite with greyish Island, and butcher block counters and white windows. I personally like their water based Polycrylic. Here is an interesting link on hardwoods: http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/consumer/rediscovering-hardwoods/types-of-wood/ Article you wrote was interesting and I will assist those reluctant to try staining to maybe give it a try. Yes, this is my childhood home. As beautiful as they are, wish we had stuck with oak due to the hardness factor. Birch is a hardwood (both yellow and white) and rates a 4 out of 5 on the hardness scale. It will have to be buffed back and a new coat of finish applied. I just wished you used cedar wood for this experiment (that’s what I’m using on my next project ;p), My only gripe is that I have been trying to find the Minwax Simply White stain, but it’s nowhere to be found both in stores or online. There is not much worse than putting on the wrong stain, especially if you are working with dark ones. We don’t use it so I don’t have any experience with it sorry. I also tried with and without conditioner, which didn’t seem to make much difference with the darker samples. I think each wood species looked great with some stains and subpar with others. This is excellent! Bravo! I want a rich brown without red undertones but as the light changes throughout the day I go from loving to hating a color. This major issue can be minimized by choosing a dark color that is slightly lighter, such as Jacobean, rather than ebony or dark walnut.3. Hi- we are struggling between jacobean, dark walnut and antique brown. But the Dark Walnut goes with our new wood floors and the vibe of our house better. Jacobean Gloss Oil-Based Interior Polyurethane and Stain (2-pack) provides a fast and simple solution to stain and protect wood in just 1-step. Its interesting because on White Oak, in our experience, the color is much lighter than what is shown in your post. The only difference is the scratch in the dark colored floor will show through more noticeably as the color of the natural wood underneath is lighter. For your dark expresso color try mixing Ebony with Jacobean or Dark Walnut like you said. Wood conditioner is certainly key (learned that the hard way). And is special walnut too light and red? Otherwise there can be issues with the adhesion of the finish. I would make a large sample board of both colors and place them in those locations for a few days and see what you think. I think its popular because it’s not too dark and doesn’t have a reddish hue to it that is out of style at the moment. Very helpful post! I really want to stain some birch wood in a medium reddish stain now, for a MCM inspired TV cabinet. It seems to be to me, but I read a lot more about the popularity of Jacobean than I do Coffee Brown. 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