Sounds Wonderful!ReplyCancel, I feel for Jay. These are the style of cabinets and drawers that have no knobs or handles, so there are scratches on the top edges of the drawers. Interior Design, Furniture, Inspiring Ideas. Beautiful built-in cabinet too. I refinish furniture and doors for a lot of my clients and Jay needed to test that finish first. Sounds like it was rather pink before you got your hands on it.ReplyCancel. My mother made me the most sexy evening dress in dark brown as it was essentially a little black dress style. Shannon that I just answered had a great experience with it and your was not. Furniture makers have used stains and varnishes for centuries, both to enhance the appearance of the grain and to change the color of the wood. In my old age, I have become allergic to brown. And that only takes a couple of hours and no space suit. I recently stained a lovely pine floor in one of the original houses in Ottawa to match her existing floor. Be bold and paint your walls red to turn up the heat to the max. Thanks for sharing your experience. No sanding, no scraping, just a scrubbie and water. I have no clue why my color sense has changed relating to brown and navy. After looking at the original hardwood floors for a few days, I decided they were too orange and I needed to tone down the color. I’ve only had the opportunity for that color a couple of times, but everyone who sees it in my house now compliments me on it. Sometimes it’s a matter of not being exposed to a style, but once we are, we fall in love.ReplyCancel, Twenty plus years ago, I stripped (a nightmare) the dark walnut 70s finish from my kitchen cabinets and redid them all in Polyshades. Oh funny. When we painted our cabinets years ago, they were also the kind with no knobs, but in retrospect, I wish that we had put them on because the paint did chip with the constant clutch of the bottom “handle.”ReplyCancel. Apparently, pine needs to have some steps taken before it’ll take stain, if not already stained. I wish that someone would point me in the right direction too! (it does not look like he did that) There is a reason pine furniture/flooring gets sprayed in factory. I found the idea on the blog for younghouselove. They still look good today. For red, the opposite shade is green. Easy to work with and great results.ReplyCancel, Oh, that’s cool Shannon. I also love how this homeowner used a … I’m not sure what kind of wood that is on the ceiling, but it sure is lovely. Well, duh. All of their walls were painted a soft white. Altering Wood Stain with Toner, Glaze and Clear Finishing Products Adding glaze or toner to a project is a decent way to alter the color of your finish if you don't mind obscuring your wood grain or a bit of challenge in application. Good luck, Jay!ReplyCancel. I found this interesting chart and I tried and tried to find the original source. You could always paint it. Another application of Citristrip has sucked the old stain right out of the wood, so I’ve got these 100 year old doors in raw wood. It probably won’t take a lot. But great that it held up well for you. I even found an article about staining with shoe polish. This one seems better for a smaller area. When it comes to choosing your wall colors, one important thing you need to consider is the color tone of your wood floor. You can check out the rest of this amazing home in the link. I highly recommend the product. It’s often best to fix the thing that’s wrong even if it costs a few dollars to do so. Adding green will tone down the red/orange to a more brownish color. And another great post also about stained wood trim. Same sitch with the impending wall colors. Apply another coat of poly that’s tinted to minimize the red. *Footnote: The linseed oil is applied with a rag and being an oil gives you a soft sheen with a warm glow as it is penetrated into the wood.ReplyCancel, There are more outside links to info in this post than usual and there’s a link talks about preparing the pine and I found it in numerous places. (Finishing Forum) A New Blogging Guide + Laurel Home is Six Years Old! Love Me A Warm Color Scheme But Is It Going To Look Dated? That one is a do-over. If it looks good, apply it to the piece in thin coats. Sep 17, 2018 - Paint Color to tone Down orange Woodwork Best Of Reader S Question More Paint Colors to Go with Wood Red Pine Image Here is a link to a video which shows how Polyshades is done on a chair. Let us know what Jay does to fix this problem!ReplyCancel, I used Expresso Minwax Polyshades over a very large tv oak tv stand that was stained cherry. I adore those slipcovers and the bottom banding. And within six months, it had aged to an even deeper tone. Here are tips on careful application of that color correction. But what’s interesting is that these are all stains over pine! Once the color is nailed, be sure to apply a couple of clear topcoats. I’m wondering if it’s better to go over a light stain? Well, that was an interesting exercise about the possibility of changing a pre-existing stained wood finish. The rugs break up the wood look and add a soft feeling underfoot. You can still see the woodgrain afterward and one coat is enough. I did buy a little can of it once many years ago just to see what it was all about. If it’s too dark, you’re out of luck. Believe me when I say, “we” repay you with much goodwill directed your way. That would be first on my list to investigate. Good luck to this person! But first, in regards to Jay’s home, 99% of the time, when I think of mid-century modern and a wood ceiling, I think of white walls. Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008. That beginning line has been percolating in my head. Many other priorities.ReplyCancel, Thanks Libby and I hear you on the other priorities part!ReplyCancel, 31 Pondfield Rd West, Bronxville, NY 10708, Westchester County, NY Interior Designers and Decorators. Once you make up your mind on how bold or subtle the look you want to achieve in your space is, you can easily select a wall tone that matches perfectly with the wood tones i… That said; my go to choice is ‘gel’ for smaller projects whereas I have used boiled linseed oil on natural/raw pine both for a entire ceiling and in another space for ceiling beams which at first gives you a close resemblance to the maple finish as shown in the Woodcraft Sample Chart BUT …. Otherswise it would be cheaper to get a new or used door at Habitat for Humanity Restore. :]. To knock that orange back, I would try a blue or a blue-green. But good that you could make it work. There are lots of staining options for your floor and kitchen cabinets. », I know everyone wants a quick fix, but there is another option. You can consider pastels, aquamarines and darker shades as well. Tastes do often change over time. Using Red, Green, or Blue Paint Mix a deeper shade of red with your base red. I learn something every time I click on your site. The glaze is a medium to which the universal colorant is added. Each type of wood has a characteristic color and grain pattern, and the color also can be altered with stain. Go out and buy sample cans and paint some press-wood panel boards and then see what the colours are like daytime/nighttime with lights/ all walls. The stains sold at home improvement centers are generally named for the types … Gel stains are much thicker than regular stains and easier to work with. Having wood floors and wood furniture can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have anything to balance all that wood. Yes, good question. Polyshades is known to be notoriously difficult to apply. The overcoat is made by adding a small amount of color to clear liquid glaze, testing to get a see-through tint. Too red? Here, three ways to remedy a stain job gone wrong. I’m wondering if your frames were already stained or if it was raw wood. Wood Finish™ Sedona Red blue or red). What hecould do though is to test applying a glaze (not directly on the ceiling but a similar scrap piece of pine that he has stained and polyurethaned the same as his ceiling (make a bunch of them for testers) and see how it works out. Answered. The wood is stained AND has a coating that’s intended to seal it (the polyurethane) and make it impervious to being re-stained. As soon as the oil went on, the wood took on a deep, warm color. I want white/grey/bluish grey wood with silver rubbed into them. This is terrific article that discusses how to do this. I think this dirty purple looks great with both shades of stained wood. Use PolyShades® Mission Oak to add more brown. And that’s even with samples. Red-toned woods can often flex red-purple or red-pink (pink being the lighter version of red). I can live with it, but I am hoping to choose a wall paint color that will minimize the red in the wood stain color. -Brenda- If you’ve got a slate gray color scheme that’s dark and moody, an orange-colored wood tone adds richness and color to that space. This is actually a 100-year-old home that feels contemporary with its wood stained trim and white walls. Beige Decor — How To Make It Go From Boring To Sensational! Unless, of course, you like pink wood floors. All About Wainscoting + The One Thing You Must Never Do! 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Above and below, a beautiful contemporary home via Magnolia with a gorgeous stained pine ceiling. Check out our tutorial on how to update outdated red oak flooring to … Is there a way to neutralize the red tint and make it more brown/golden? I’ve told you this before, I love the insightful designing tips you offer, but also love and appreciate your sense of humor! From contributor R: My first instinct is to do a deep navy, but I’m thinking maybe that will just make the ceiling wood redder? I have unsealed floors (original & old) in various states. I used a dark brown/black polyshade over dark paint and it worked wonderfully…like a miracle. That is one big job working on a wood ceiling. However, while I think that it’s possible to minimize the red in the wood tone to some extent with a wall color,  the red tone may still reflect some into the room. Personally, I love white/grey/bleached floors. Now I cannot stand brown. It’s not an exact science by any means. Other than that, they look great. If your finish is Sedona Red, Red Oak or Red Chestnut, use PolyShades® Antique Walnut to tone down the red and bring out more amber tones. They can work by themselves, or they CAN go over an existing polyurethane finish. As for Jay’s dilemma, I do hope he can find a solution. And the way to do that is to add a tint of green or maybe a raw umber. Keep it coming! This article will help you distinguish and understand the different undertones in wood undertones and stains so you can select the right intonation to incorporate in your interior design. It does require some experimentation. 2. It does give a beautiful satin patina though. Okay, here’s the deal with changing the wood stain color. article that explains how to tint polyurethane. :]. Or maybe it was the wood. haha. Below the first image is another photo of a cool antique-looking pine floor that’s more red. In this case, we want to remove some of the red. I use photo album pages for my test coat, peel back the tinted clear sheet and place it on the wood to see the effect. You can read about wax over poly here. How do you tone down the "orange" on knotty pine kitchen cupboards? So that is another tip for those considering such a project however, I would not recommend it for floors. It turned out beautifully!! I once did the same thing to a dining table that I painstakingly sanded. You know the old expression, putting good money after bad? While it is still wet, using a cup gun full of thinner and a tablespoon of green dye, fog it - the red will go brown, but be careful, because it can go green if you lay too much on. I’ve used pre-stain conditioner on other projects on raw wood, but may not have on this project, so maybe that was the difference. Andrew and Rachel Ashmore did a number on this brand new ceiling to make it look old and wonderful in their master bedroom. I can only imagine he and others with the same problem jumped for joy to be pointed in the right direction(s). Do not want navy or even blue jeans. By putting a toner with the opposite color in your hair, you can really tone down and neutralize the brassiness or red tones. Laurel, have you or any other readers experienced changing favorite colors and/or developed aversions like mine? There are numerous posts on woodworking forums about it. Naturally, it can be quite overwhelming when you think of coordinating the wood floors with wall tones but you really do not have to fret about it. When mixing wood tones, white oak is a great option for the dominant tone to give the home a sleek, edited feel with a bit of rustic charm, still. Painting walls with a light neutral paint color, like white, … The main problem I had in using it was that I’d brush it on, everything would look great, I’d turn my back, and when I looked again, a big drip would be running down the surface. Thanks for sharing her beautiful work. Stain Your Wood . do not want to paint the hand made cupboards but wondered what color stain might work to get the orange tone out of the wood. January 9, 2007, KnowledgeBase: Finishing: General Wood Finishing. But it’ll give you an idea. Love the look of white oak floors, but not looking to go full reno? I think we all learn the hard way at least once with stain!ReplyCancel, I think that goes for paint too! Great advice you have presented. Sorry, sources for the above two images unknown, but speaking of wood stained floors, please check out this post that has much info plus the popular floor cleaner that will wreck them! I think that’s a great color with wood trim. Blue is also a great choice for red oak hardwood floors. My coats are mainly black although I do want a winter white coat in the worst way. Using a high-quality, tapered natural bristle brush, dip only ½ to ¾ of an inch of the bristles into PolyShades®. ... (golden tone) or sapelle (red toned), along with some white cabinets. Develop a natural, evolved look in your home with items that go together comfortably but do not match exactly. For orange (think brassy) the opposite shade is purple or blue. It didn’t absorb evenly or flow on evenly. Wall Colors for Red Oak. Going darker is easy enough—just add more stain. But I do try to answer everyone and this was my advice. If you’re more into painted wood floors, please check this post out. We added a polyurethane in a satin finish to the wood as it was starting to look rather exhausted. So although it would take a couple hours, because you MUST leave it alone, this could possible work for removing the poly and stain, so Jay could start over. Please don’t forget to check out all of the beautiful hot sales! Bleach the hardwood first. shoe polish to create antiquing for small things, speaking of wood stained floors, please check out this post, Dated Tuscan Home Transforms With Blue and White Decor, Finding Bathroom Storage For A Small Difficult Bathroom. Minwax's PolyShades is a tinted polyurethane that lets you change the tone by adding, say, brown, to balance it out. Dust Collection, Safety and Plant Operation, Job Opportunities and Woodworking Services, Green moves red in the direction of brown. A Gorgeous lakeside home by Muskoka Living. Then, I would work with a designer who specializes in color for a color consult. Thanks for any help. Thanks soooo much for the wood flooring cleaner recipe. I did a whole lot of testing first but it looks beautiful. Here’s my problem and I don’t know if you can help or not. I mixed some White Vinegar and some pieces of Steelwool in a Jar, you will need to let it set in the Jar for at least a day or two. 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