Is that normal? Minwax stain on poplar works fairly well if you are using the gel stain, but you should avoid the Minwax penetrating stain for poplar projects. Sorry to hear this Jacque. I waited 4 hours to dry in-between applications and I stopped after 3 coats. General Finishes has durable water based finishes in a variety of sheens to protect a stained finish. Thank you Carole! Hi Denise…so I am trying this gel stain on a side table. I was originally searcing for how to remove veneer. May I ask what color of this gel stain was used?its beautiful ! Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. I used a heavy duty lint free Shop Towel and worked in small sections. I think the Java Gel Stain would be a good choice. The stain was so very hard to get even (was Minwax) and the color is much redder than I wanted. When sanding and/or applying a second coat, at least 8-10+ hours may be needed. Looks beautiful! x. I went to the linked post and saw the recipes and you other samples. I really didn’t like the colors someone had used {and that someone was me..yes, I just mumbled that under my breath in hopes you didn’t hear me} so this table’s been hiding in a dark corner. Did you also use their Milk Paint? I decided to put these GF products to the test by re-styling 3 road-rescued furniture finds. http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains/ Wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson is here to answer questions from readers of his blog. In this video, I experiment with several different stains on White Pine wood. Here’s another tutorial on staining over stain which you may find helpful. Just brush it on and let it set for about 20 minutes, then you can apply the stain of your choice. Did you sand this down first? The products that have made Minwax® an American icon will add color and beauty to your wood—in oil or water-based stains. I first applied a coat of Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner to all the pieces, except the first block. Very easy to wipe on and wipe off and very nice to work with. Minwax Gel Stain is available in 8 colors. Apply a thin, even coat of Gel Stain to a section using a natural bristle brush or a soft, lint-free cloth. Road-Rescue Part 2 ~ Desk w General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects ». The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral … I love to share the products I use and enjoy! Can you set a hot mug on it? Which did you do first? Test stain on hidden area to verify desired color. If you have any questions/tips/or advice on staining pine or the General Finishes Gel Stain …I’d love to hear your thoughts. Like the desk- what is a good color. Stain colors available are any Minwax Oil or Water based spray and wipe stains. I really didn’t like the way it looked, so I applied the GF Java Gel stain on top. Oh and one more thing, I am anxious to see what you do to the piece on the right, It definitely needs a makeover! If you’d like to go ahead and fix the knots because you’re worried about breakage/cracks/or you don’t like the look, then here’s a good video tutorial. !YOU CAN ALSO FIND ME ON THE FOLLOWING:PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/davidhoard56/INSTRUCTABLES : https://www.instructables.com/member/davethewoodworker/instructables/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/davethewoodworker/LUMBERJOCKS: http://lumberjocks.com/Davethewoodworker/projectsAlso remember when using power tools, always use proper Safety equipment, like Safety glasses and hearing protection.#diyprojects #whitepine #testingstains Stain Color. General Finishes Gray Gel Stain. Keep in mind that the application of any stain to wood will result in varible shades due to the natural properties of the wood and AWD is not able to control the outcome, therefore, AWD will NOT accept rejection of any kind due to final … Stain or paint? Best of luck. Note I would recommend using Pre-Stain wood conditioner before staining any Poplar wood. If you want the very best stain for … I was curious as to how the stain would work and from your pictures and explanation, it worked beautifully. The stain was so very hard to get even (was Minwax) and the color is much redder than I wanted. This post is sponsored by Minwax. There should be no problem staining a wood veneer Kristin because veneers are actually made from a thin sheet of real wood. I planned to rough it up and put a grey stain over to tone down the red, but as I’m attempting to rough-up, the gel stain is coming completely off! Hi Jamie! Do I need to epoxy the knots before applying the GF Gel Stain? Thanks for the tutorial! I love general finishes gel stain – used it on my kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity but I haven’t dabbled with furniture yet. Tintable in a wide array of colors for ultimate design flexibility and color matching - please visit your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams Store. The Java Gel Stain resembles a rich chocolate pudding. It has a slightly blue tint to it, but the color is fairly consistent from one wood species to the next. May 20, 2020 - Explore Shelly Bogucki's board "Pine stain colors" on Pinterest. Wood conditioner works beautifully on pine if I’m staining it a dark color (with Rust-Oleum stain…not Minwax). The people at Kelly Moore paints said I would not have to sand it down, just put the stain on. LOVE the way the tabletop turned out! Love the color! However, with the General Finish Gel Stain Products, a complete removal is not required. 2. I am doing a small side table and will be staining the top and painting the legs. Great article, beautiful finish. I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! To get a flawless ‘new’ look, a full sanding/stripping of your pine cabinets may be required. In … I want to try on my kitchen cabinets. The colours shown are for reference purposes only. If you’re working with a raw wood knotty pine dining table, it does not require sanding down before apply the gel stain. HI Denise, Enter your e-mail so you don't miss a thing! So frustrating after all that work! Grab a cup of java and stay a while. I’m looking to stain my antique library desk and need an easy stain that will work quickly so that I can return to the task at hand of entertaining my two toddler boys. Pre-conditioner really helps even out blotchy stain and gives a nice even look. Note I would recommend using Pre-Stain wood conditioner before staining any White Pine wood. Thinking about using this product. Yes, I did sand this finish down before applying the GF Gel Stain. Required fields are marked *. My question is what do I have to do to the table top to prepare it for the stain? I love your dark top on yours and the light bottom. Robyn sorry to hear this. Awesome, that’s what I did … phew Thanks so much! Personally, if it’s a farmhouse table, I think the natural knotty pine will look fabulous. Google brought me here and I cant stop reading your info. Gel stain is particularly forgiving with splotch-prone woods like birch, cherry, maple, and pine. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But if you’re looking for a more rustic look, I’m guessing a light sanding, apply gel stain (however many coats you like) and then seal with a topcoat for durability and easy cleaning would be the way to go. I used a gel stain on an oak buffet and am not happy with the results. According to General FInishes applying gel stain to knotty pine can cause the stain to lift when applying the topcoat due to the pitch (resin or tar) in the pine interfering with adhesion of the stain. This particular table had a completely sanded down top and was stained in a ‘not so pretty’ light stain. Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! Wood Finish™ Stain; Gel Stain; Water Based Wood Stain; White Wash Pickling Stain; PolyShades ® Water Based WoodSheen ® Express Colour; Click on a colour chip for a larger view. I have a round oak table, how much of the poly do I sand off to use your stain? Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us12.list-manage.com","uuid":"d40a70e381e7ccbcb08937ddb","lid":"9df365d62a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Copyright © 2020 Salvaged Inspirations • All Rights Reserved. I first applied a coat of Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner to all the pieces, except the first block. love this table!! Unlike paint, gel stains still allow you to feel the underlying texture of the wood. Thank you Suzanne… I really enjoyed working with it! I also used this color on this Road Rescued China Cabinet, and then dark waxed it. The best stain for poplar wood is not a penetrating stain or one that needs to soak in deeply. . Do you think the Java Gel Stain would work for this project? Also like the idea that if need an extra poly coat (with no extra stain) that they have a wipe on one too….that is amazing! Hmmmm great question Mike. This table was painted with a Custom Chalk Paint made with “Light Green” Loop recycled paint. I too have a similar piece that I bought years ago at a furniture store when the distressed look first came out. Yep, I mentioned that above. Minwax Wood Finish is a penetrating oil-based wood stain, which provides beautiful rich color that enhances the natural wood grain. Always test stain on a … They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. I have knotty pine, medium stained kitchen cabinets. I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! Pros of Gel Stains Gel stains are thick stain that you apply to a wood surface. Hi Shelly! My goal is to remove the “orange” tone that is typical of knotty pine paneling from the 70’s but retain the grain and knotts in the wood. The products that have made Minwax® an American icon will add color and beauty to your wood—in oil or water-based stains. View all Stains It applies easily and In this video, I experiment with several different stains on White Pine wood. Your email address will not be published. This table has a gloss finish right now, do I have to sand it down? For this table I believe I painted the bottom first and then stained the top. Did you have to buff it at all? Shop Minwax Wood Finish Oil-Based Ipswich Pine Interior Stain (Half Pint) in the Interior Stains department at Lowe's.com. Then for my next piece, I’ve picked out the dresser I’m going to Milk Paint. If there is an existing topcoat on a pre-existing finish, a sanding will greatly benefit the absorption of the gel stain. Apply a thin, even coat of Gel Stain to a section using a natural bristle brush or a soft, lint-free cloth. I’m confident if I had applied another few coats of the Java Gel Stain , it would have continued to even out and become a much deeper tone. But when it comes to light a medium-toned stain colors, wood conditioner just doesn’t seem to do much…or at least not nearly enough to suit my taste. Gel stains are thick so they don’t absorb into wood as fast as watery stains do. Let's keep in touch! I love the richness of the stained table top. If you’re following me on Facebook, you know a few days ago I received a fun box of goodies from General Finishes Corporation. If you’re unsure which your table is, here’s an example of veneer and laminatee that may be helpful. I haven’t used the gel stain before but I have a coffee table I’m wanting to try it on. P.S. When you want to showcase your creative side, choose Minwax ® water-based stains for vibrant colors ranging from blues and greens to reds and pinks. Curious to know how it compares to MMS or chalk/cottage paint. Will this stain be uneven for knotty pine. Thank you, I’ll definitely let you know how it all goes! See more ideas about stain colors, minwax stain, staining wood. Right now I’m working on a little writing desk using the General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze. . Very willing to buy if that is what you are talking about. It’s really easy to apply~ wipe on and then wipe off the excess so it doesn’t leave streaks. With Minwax® wood stains, there’s a color to suit every style. If you’re planning to re-stain your desk, the steps you’ve listed are correct. Did I use a conditioner or shellac… NO! Welcome Jennifer! Aug 25, 2018 - Explore Kim Nilson's board "minwax stain colors" on Pinterest. Do you sand that down, the scratches? lol… she’ll get it one day and may end up curb shopping something for herself. View all Stains Where you would have a problem is if your table is a laminate. With Minwax® wood stains, there’s a color to suit every style. As I always like to say, not a bad idea to test in an inconspicuous area before taking on a large project like that though. Just brush it on and let it set for about 20 minutes, then you can apply the stain of your choice. 1. It’s General Finishes Java Gel Stain. When using this method, I would test first though. The bottom is a dark green and the top is a light color on pine. They suggest a light sanding with 120 grit sandpaper and mixing 2 parts Gel Stain with one part Gel Satin Topcoat to improve adherence. Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. They are that hideous pickled oak… But do I have to sand them all down first? I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. I can think of 2 reasons this may have happened and you could try either or for a fix. Thank you. The grain of the wood is still visible on all the samples with one coat. Unlike traditional stains that soak into the wood creating a new color, gel stains are applied to the surface of wood and can be built up similar to a paint. Any suggestions? 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