They want in and they want out and they want the job done yesterday. Make sure s/he applies a single coat of finish over the colour samples. My white oak floors are turning out lovely-perfect light greige color. I don’t even want to think how much work it would take to try to sand off a bad stain color – I always test first. Gray is hotter than ever, thanks to a hit novel full of risks and dark secrets. I did this on red oak with iron acetate solution left for one day. Once you have viewed your colour samples in ALL of your lighting conditions, you will choose the one that is best suited for your space. I am thinking of trying that for wood shutters — light gray siding on the house. It has a slightly blue tint to it, but the color is fairly consistent from one wood species to the next. Many people only apply one coat because they fear a second coat will make their project too dark. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links. I really, really love the look of Weathered Oak. This particular project called for a weathered look with a little bit of warmth. Apply top coat over grey wood stain. I can't upload pics to Houzz. Oak and its common stain colours ... Is there a stain color we could mix with the gray to offset the pink tone? I am so happy with it. It is a DIY grade product at best. It needs a punch of something. I want to redo my entire family room with the weathered look. Only a stain+finish will give you the best option. We started off by exploring three stain mixes all by miniwax. Classic Gray was definitely a MAYBE. Now that I had the perfect grey stain on my tabletop and chairs, I needed to protect it. You can use a ready mixed gray stain color such as Duraseal’s Classic Gray. And I’ve been dying to try it out myself, so I was super excited to pick up a can. Then applying that to the wood after using the minwax classic gray stain. Any advice would be appreciated. Duraseal has a huge color selection with 37 beautiful color choices currently offered. If you still want to go even lighter, try 3/4 pickled oak and 1/4 classic gray. FYI I am in the process of trying a technique to grey out the dark ebony of the iron acetate (vinegar/steel) solution. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and … Minwax’s newest stain Classic Gray was used on this staircase display to create the weathered look of century old oak. It is a weathered gray with some of the lighter grain showing through the stain – not solid coverage at all. Anybody have any advice on that?? First, find a stain color that is the closest to your desired finish. 2. I tried emailing and asking if they could send the packets in a USPS first class envelope but they said the packets couldn’t be sent air. I would try that on a piece of scrap lumber before applying to something I spent a lot of time making! You will not be able to mix paint and stain together. Classic Gray is a stain by Minwax. Also not sure about oil-based versus water based finish. Applied the stain with a rag and wiped off the excess. As you can see here the handrail, newel, and treads of the staircase gain the grey-stained appearance while the balusters are white. Be sure to work in a ventilated area and wear eye protection and chemical resistant rubber gloves. I don’t like how it came out. Jul 2, 2017 - Explore Kimberly Wilmore 'Lemonade Pop's board "Weathered Grey Stain", followed by 417 people on Pinterest. I would try EITHER putting a layer of Minwax Weathered Oak on top to lighten, OR Verathane’s Sunbleached stain on top to get it lighter– you wouldn’t want to leave it on, but wipe on, wipe off– The both would really lightens up the gray but the Weathered Oak one would lighten less. Clarify what colour you are looking for (get samples at a hardwood flooring store if you must) and then ask him to replicate it (send a photo of it next to the stains he put down...we live in the tech/communication age after all). We knew we did not want to go the traditional route of dark walnut but give new life to hardwood flooring in this new build. Wish I could upload all the pics! Featured Answer. Please get them to work with something else...and be prepared to realize that pine is REALLY TOUGH to stain. Yes. Bar and Counter Stools With Free Shipping, New This Week: 3 Stunning White-and-Gray Kitchens, Color of the Week: Decorating With Warm Gray, Cooking With Color: When to Use Gray in the Kitchen, Exterior Color of the Week: 7 Ways With Warm Gray, Dreaming in Color: 8 Gorgeous Gray Bedrooms, Beautiful Dark Gray Cabinets in a Light-Filled English Kitchen, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Armstrong Butterscotch(handscraped) or Bruce Butterscotch. 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