never had as many compliments on a paint color!! I had conceded I may just go ahead and paint…but I figured I’d give Minwax Gel Stains a shot. Makes these kinds of jobs so easy for the average homeowner. It was so crazy easy. Our steps and handrail need this exact treatment. This was so easy, y’all. Its thickness makes gel stain ideal for vertical wood and non-wood surfaces. Thanks so much, Christina! Give this a go. And I didn’t have to end up painting that pretty wood grain with white paint. And I will make sure to use Frog Tape because I have the same white paint trim to deal with. :). Hmm, not sure about the water rings. It was actually 2 products! Thank you, , Hi Glenda! I began by cleaning and wiping down all the steps. I missed this post earlier this year and am glad that I got to enjoy it today. :) xo. Just get it all covered. Hop on over and follow along with me on INSTAGRAM. and so EASY! Did not remove the poly coat, just roughed it up ever so slightly. Thank you so much, Nancy!! Thanks Nancy! :) Also, I know, finding out about this gel stain is going to come in very handy, as well. The color of the Varathane Weathered Gray stain varied widely depending on the wood species. Minwax Pickled Oak. Re-purposing and chalk painting, re-designing my home… It’s become a whole new hobby for me now! I did the same with the poly top coat. But sadly I could not find a color that would work. ), Amazing Furniture Makeovers – and a GIVEAWAY! I have been thinking about painting the step that go down into the garage from the house, but I love your idea so much more. The colors shown are for reference purposes only. On the General Finishes pamphlet, it states that this Gel Stain “…produces an even finish on hard to stain woods such as Aspen, Pine or Maple”. I was wondering how well its held up over this past year and would you reccomend it for floors? ), Use green FrogTape…listen to my advice here. It sure is a beauty, WHEW! I’m saving this post so I can refer to it if I get brave enough to try staining my cabinets. A deep, rich wood stain color plus a white paint over the top will look weathered after distressing. :). I’m so, so happy with them! Your stairs look fabulous, BTW! That’s it. :) xoxo, It’s because of you that I found my love of chalk painting and have re-done several pieces in my own home and I always look for inspiration! General Finishes Gel Stain, New Pine, Quart Item #36450. Note I would recommend using Pre-Stain wood conditioner before staining any White Pine … So much so that we are putting it in our upstairs master closet and bedroom remodel AND in our entire beach condo later this summer. I am thrilled with how it turned out…and glad it’s done! Bummer. I think this would be the best process. We are in the process of moving and our new house is going to need a lot of updating. xoxo, Hi Nancy, Looks beautiful and matches your flooring very well. Love this stuff! No, the poly dries quicker than the gel stain (about 2 hours to touch) and so I did it first thing in the morning and when we all came home, I said no shoes on the stairs for at least a day. But I used a Satin finish which is not shiny. NOTE: Due to variances in computer monitors, colors displayed may vary from actual stain colors… Your beautiful results have given me a new plan! Hi Betty, I’ve never used the gel stain on painted wood before but I know it can be done. Required fields are marked *. This diy project is something I will be doing this summer, so I can open the windows after staining. ;) Anyway, hope that helps! ;) xo. And no, no change at all! :) xo. While gel stain does go on thick and sit on the surface of the wood, I found that you can still see and feel the natural wood grain beneath, unlike paint. General Finishes Golden Pine Gel Stain Pint. Now saying that, our stairs have held up beautifully so that is not why. Want more tips, ideas & inspiration? (the color is off in these photos because I had the hall and stairway light on). General Finishes Gel Stain, New Pine, 1/2 Pint Item #35794. Good luck with whatever you decide! Thanks Good luck and have fun!! And haha, you sound like me. Pick Your Color . Thanks, Courtney! Mainly because I thought it’d be tough to match up real wood, oak treads with the rustic coloring of the laminate flooring we installed. I’d already bought my Gel stain, but truly love your color much better (& I don’t have wood floors below to match) So, it seems I’ll be starting the ‘old scuffed, 60 yr old stairs I’ve dreaded doing this week, and truly believe your post was divinely found. Great job on this girl it all looks beautiful!. Log in, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), « Blue and White Coastal Prints – Free Download, Install Wall Sconces Without Running Electrical ». It has help up wonderfully! Your home updates have been amazing! lol I haven’t really noticed them showing more. Thank you, Debra! Thank you! Its thick formula allows easy application and superior color control, necessary to achieve a rich and uniform color on most surfaces in a single application. ...an east coast girl who loves to find and re-invent old treasures, decorate and design rooms without spending a fortune....but have it look as if you did! Consider using it on outdated end tables, coffee tables, dressers, … Oh shoot!! But can I spray precat lacquer over gel? I think you will be thrilled! Oh, I don’t see why not. Model #104010000. xoxo. (having had experience with both) My foot has slipped off the rolled edge of a carpeted stair more times than wood! ;) In my opinion, this is best left to smaller projects and perfect for them actually. We just need to add the railing back though! xoxo. xoxo. Yes, look into this, I’m so glad I did…and so glad I did it this way! xoxo, Good Morning, Nancy, I just finished my stairs with the gel stain. I’ve got to remove carpet first and I’ve been putting this project off for too many years. With Sherwin-Williams stain colors, you can let the natural wood shine through, match grain colors or cover unsightly blemishes. Perfect match to your floor. Looks great and add so much more dimension to the stairs. That is just awesome! BEAUTIFUL! Gel stains are not good for pine… You are very welcome, Lisa!! I actually used Oyster Bay (from the same color chip) on our island in the kitchen and on our hall bath upstairs. Gel stains provide a very rich color and can be applied with a wipe-on or brush-on method. So crazy how different and finished off it all looks now. Nov 23, 2017 - Explore Julie North's board "Stain pine" on Pinterest. Minwax does have a product called Complete 1-Step Floor Finish that is basically the same thing, however, I have not used it so I can’t say how the application of that product is. Our darker floor doesn’t really either. Hi Nancy, You found the perfect gel stain color and your stairs and handrail look awesome! Especially if they are really glossy, you will want to remove some of that shine first. Giving your home a perfect color palette goes beyond paint. It’s all kinds of browns so something in the mix there will work. Stain Colors. ;) I updated it to reflect that. Nicely done!!! And yes, I am just so happy with how my stairs turned out. Learn how your comment data is processed. In stock $ 11. Good luck with yours! So happy with it. I’m not sure I’d tackle a whole floor with this product. What paint color is on your walls? Custom Colors can be achieved by tinting Old Masters Natural Tint Base, or tinting any of the ready-mixed stain colors. Gel stains are also good for fiberglass and metal and for use on vertical surfaces. I can not tell you how happy that makes me to hear, Michele. Compare; Find My Store. Exterior 450 Stain Colors … :) xoxo. Awesome!! :). Alright, I’m off to DIY! After 14 years, they need to be refinished, too. ;). Boo. I honestly think it was easier and quicker than painting them white would have been. (we have done it before…it is do-able!) No worries about any poly coat on the wood either? This is definitely something anyone can do. All Rights Reserved. Yours turned out so darn nice that if mine turn out half as nice they will look great! Blessings to you!! Coffee. My stairs are a bit “sticky” and of course aged so they are worn. It doesn't affect the color … ), $8 Ladder Back Chair Makeover (simple wood update! Select a Minwax® Gel Stain color that corresponds to the darkest color of the wood grain you are trying to create. Now that is saying something. But it doesn’t really have to be. Pine and birch were both splotchy and inconsistent… Yippee!! I used a Satin finish for the poly but was worried it was going to be too shiny when I applied it. We did it, my friends! Both are great colors. Sorry, Anne! I have been looking for a way to restain my dining room table – will this cover up water rings too do you think? ), Waterproof Hardwood Flooring Update (beach condo remodel), Basket Makeover For Spring (with water based stain), DIY Crown Molding (easy way to do wide, custom look…, Home Remodel Updates (all the fun stuff! Our stair project is still at a stand-still boooo! xoxo. It was so dang easy and all I was thinking about was the gel stain I used when I created that pin. :) Thanks. Then literally just work in into and onto the wood. Yes, only lightly as I did on the stairs. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. I am wondering if this process would work for floors. But I don’t think either are as bad as the really dark wood floors. Love your blog! [instagram-feed num=9 cols=9 showheader=true showbutton=true buttoncolor=#53bac1 showfollow=true]. Have not used on floors but on old white painted trim. Like a black dress . Don't Miss a Thing!! Thank you for recommending this! Happy girl here. Seriously? I know we will be working on ours! Brushable White Enamel. ), Build Your Own Kitchen Island With Big Box Store Cabinets, How To Install Laminate Flooring (tips and tricks), DIY Crown Mold (easy way to get that wide custom look! Stairs, rails, stools, furniture, yes all the way, but floors, I don’t think I would. :) xo, Meant to say “orangey” wood cabinets…like my treads!! Quick question. ), Build Your Own Built In Bookcase – Tutorial, How To Paint Light Fixtures Without Removing Them, How To Build a Permanently Attached Wall Coat Rack. Thanks, Kaycee! Love paint? This is the answer I needed for my almost 100 year old house with hardwood stair treads! If you want a darker color, apply another coat of stain in only 6 hours. It’s fairly easy to get a nice, even application on a small things like furniture or a stair tread but an entire space of flooring? They have held up great too! And I am glad you are here, Karen! Then literally just work in into and onto the wood. Wood Finish Oil-Based Penetrating Stain; Wood Finish Water-Based Penetrating Stain; Gel Stain; PolyShades® Design Series; Express Color… xo. Have a wonderful weekend! Um yea, I had to go back and repaint some of the white because of the blue tape. :) xo, They look SO good!!! Fixing a really bad stain color or the wrong stain color with gel stain is a great alternative to stripping furniture back down to bare wood. Hmm, now I know people have done floors but I wouldn’t recommend it. The dark wood with the white is just beautiful. By the way what product and color is your floor? As you know, we recently updated the flooring in our entire first floor living area. And yes, I think this product would work great on old wood cabinets! It really should not do that unless you are using one of the poly/stain in one type of polys. The pre-stain is easily … If you missed that post, you can see all about our new floor here >>> Affordable Rustic Laminate Flooring, Our floors had previously been natural, unstained oak (in areas) so the stair treads went perfectly with it! :) xo, Thank you, Robyn! Good luck! Thank you for this post!! Nancy, your stairs look gorgeous, great job!! Thanks for this lovely idea, “staining with gel.”, Thanks so much, Ivory! Mine have a slight orange tint.. I’d like them more brown, Yes, it will, Julie. But not so much with our new flooring. I’ve been very happy with this project, for sure. The one I use is Minwax. When I came back, it was “dry enough” that I could use the paper on it. Keep up the good work! If you want it darker, just come back after 8-10 hours and apply a second coat. Not sure if the shiny would be more slippery either, though. By the way, your home looks tremendous, and very Welcoming …. I did only one coat because I was happy with the color and then waited 24 hours to apply the top coat. Just dip the rag in the gel stain and wipe onto the stair treads. Hi Chelsea! You are so talented. Once you're satisfied with the color, apply General Finishes's satin gel … Our emails include an unsubscribe link and you may opt-out at any time. If yours are sticky, then I would use something a little stronger though. I would love to darken them up. I’m so glad I found you! This is EXACTLY what this whole blog is all about. Another option when doing a flight of stairs is to do alternating steps one day and the unfinished ones a day or two later. thanks! Old Masters® Gel Stain is a highly pigmented, oil-based gelled stain designed to achieve intense colors on wood, fiberglass, metal and composition surfaces. No more orange, mismatched stairs. Test stain on hidden area to verify desired color. Beautiful job! 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