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Laura
Laura
4 days ago

This is so helpful! I definitely want light and cool I am living weathered oak and maybe mixed with some classic gray. Will play with the percentages. Thank you!! Refining all of my downstairs the orange red oak floors don’t work with anything I have or like.

Ahna Fulmer
Ahna Fulmer
3 days ago
Reply to  Laura

Yay! I love hearing that! I would love to see what you come up with and how it turns out if you’re willing to share!

Amy Garvalia
Amy Garvalia
9 days ago

This post is amazing!!! Thank you for this! We are refinishing our floors this weekend and have been struggling on what stain to pick! I’m actually excited now to have a few great options after reading this!

Ahna Fulmer
Ahna Fulmer
9 days ago
Reply to  Amy Garvalia

Amy that makes me so happy! Which stains did you choose to try?

Hallie
Hallie
14 days ago

Thank you for this very helpful post. We have red oak floors and I’m trying to figure out the right stain and it is hard!!

Ahna Fulmer
Ahna Fulmer
13 days ago
Reply to  Hallie

It can be really stressful! I’m so glad the post helped. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Good luck

Mary
Mary
1 month ago

Did you use water based or polyurethane sealer?

Mary
Mary
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary

I was curious if water or oil based polyurethane was used for the 75% Classic grey 25% jacobean stain? The floors look beautiful.

Ahna Fulmer
Ahna Fulmer
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary

It was a water based poly in satin

Erin
Erin
5 months ago

I have red oak floors and was considering special or dark walnut but both pulled too many red and honey tones. I absolutely love your floors, but I’m a bit intimidated by espresso. Would you consider this floor very dark even though it’s cut with gray and weathered oak? Is it darker than say Jacobean or Dark walnut? Thanks for your help.

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Scott
Scott
1 year ago

How many coats on the 75%/25% classic gray/Jacobean? Love it. I’m staining a table. Do you wipe off or “soak” the wood? Thanks!

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David Schneider
David Schneider
1 year ago

Used the Duraseal version of your final choice on red oak #1. The decorator, floor sales person and stain expert were all amazed at the depth and beauty. The final product with a matte Bona oil finish is a glory to behold. Thank you so much. Big fan!

Alicia Hursley
Alicia Hursley
1 year ago

Thanks for sharing these tips! I’m having Fabulous Floors Charleston out this week to refinish some of my hardwood floors in my kitchen, and I’m kind of struggling to settle on the stain I want. This has been really helpful. Still not totally sure what I want but I’m felling like I have some more direction now.

COREY LONDONER
COREY LONDONER
1 year ago

Hi! When you say mix do they mix the stains together or do they do part of the floor in one color and the other part in another?

Laura
1 year ago

Do you have pics of stains on white oak? Looking for a medium/light brown with gray highlights for a beach house

Lynn
Lynn
9 months ago
Reply to  Hammers N Hugs

I noticed at the top of the post you mention the floors in he pictures are red oak. Just want to confirm that they are, and not on white oak! Thanks!

Steph
Steph
6 months ago
Reply to  Hammers N Hugs

Ok now I’m totally confused… are you working with white oak or red oak? They stain completely different so hoping to use your post as reference but the wood type really matters!

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Kay Shannon
2 years ago

This is really helpful information. Pinned!