Your home updates have been amazing! Just bite the bullet and get it done or do it yourself. It really was not a problem at all though! I love the acrylic finishes such as water-based polyurethane. Thanks for this lovely idea, “staining with gel.”, Thanks so much, Ivory! ». Thanks, Hello Lori! :) Happy New Year, Paula! Love the tip about the printer paper. Very orangey oak wood treads…and handrail. Planting 15 large bus, DIY Faux Floating Shelves - Within the Grove. Sabrin. Oh yes, it was a great option!! Jen … Still, it will have to be done at some point, so I’ve pinned your post for future reference. Compare; Find My Store. Just dip the rag in the gel stain and wipe onto the stair treads. Depends on how dark they are, but it will cover somewhat. It’s an amazing color! Gel stain works well on nonporous wood such as Masonite and hardboard because it doesn't enhance the wood grain. xoxo. Thank you, Sabrina! Yes, this is a great idea for that. :) xo. The gel stain dries pretty quickly, thankfully! Do you do it to mimic wood? ;). But would I do this on an entire wood floor, no way! I actually only did one coat of poly too for several reasons. Don't Miss a Thing!! :) xo. thank you! It has help up wonderfully! 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? I have original wood flooring in my bedrooms that have that orangy color. Hopefully I can mix the colors to match the rest of the project. While this stain is also golden, it … This was really a simple solution for me. I just usually use Windex. We just need to add the railing back though! (My kitchen & hallway were done, by me, 3 years ago, in that and Ive Love this stuff! Yes, it did drive me crazy!! ), Sherwin Williams Sea Salt (gorgeous coastal "neutral"! It was actually 2 products! Can you please tell me what you cleaned the treads with before you started the staining? I mean you are dealing with real wood and laminate so it’s not going to be an absolute perfect match. More home DIY tutorials we have shared here: Love Paint? I have stairs that look almost exactly like yours. (the color is off in these photos because I had the hall and stairway light on) … :). Not so much. And I didn’t have to end up painting that pretty wood grain with white paint. I’m so happy with how I was so simply able to transform and update stairs with gel stain. You never disappoint! Well, I didn’t worry about it since last fall anyway! Have fun with your stairs and stay well!! Yes, we love Sea Salt around here. My stairs are a bit “sticky” and of course aged so they are worn. :) xo. Always test stain on a hidden area to verify desired color. Don't you love it when a DIY surprises even yourse, Two exciting things are going on today. SO very glad I did! This was so easy, y’all. You don’t want to leave excess because it will be gummy and sticky. Want more tips, ideas & inspiration? Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Its Thick ‘n Ezy® formula allows easy application and better color control, necessary to achieve a rich, uniform, deep color … Did you sand the handrail, too? I have been looking for a way to restain my dining room table – will this cover up water rings too do you think? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I agree about blue tape versus Frog Tape. Until I came across your site I had also planned to paint a faux runner! Have you seen the flooring? Good luck! This is exactly what I was looking to do with my stairs :) By the way, what color paint is in your downstairs hall with the side table and mirror? I tried a wash coat with the wiping stain … 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. LOL, I absolutely love this!! You can find all the info on the flooring >>> here. No worries about any poly coat on the wood either? Just dip the rag in the gel stain and wipe onto the stair treads. Just brush it on and let it set for about 20 minutes, then you can apply the stain of your choice. Gel based stains provide a rich, uniform color for wood, fiberglass, metal and other non-wood surfaces. lol I haven’t really noticed them showing more. Plus,Get My FREE ebook,"Creating Fabulous Finishes"! I did the same thing, went through several before I found the right one. Select a Minwax® Gel Stain color that corresponds to the darkest color of the wood grain you are trying to create. Oh, I don’t see why not. And it doesn’t seem like it was too hard… Isn’t it crazy sometimes how long it takes to start a project because you imagine it will be so hard? This diy project is something I will be doing this summer, so I can open the windows after staining. :) xo. So crazy how different and finished off it all looks now. Our darker floor doesn’t really either. 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. Perfect match to your floor. :). Nov 23, 2017 - Explore Julie North's board "Stain pine" on Pinterest. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. I am thrilled with how it turned out…and glad it’s done! There are many things you can use such as TSP, alcohol or mineral spirits. ), Installing Laminate Flooring (with tips & tricks! ), Build Your Own Built In Bookcase – Tutorial, How To Paint Light Fixtures Without Removing Them, How To Build a Permanently Attached Wall Coat Rack. I’m on Pinterest, and rejoicing since I found your post!! How much sanding would be required on painted stairs for the gel stain to work? No issues whatsoever! Now (thanks to your post) I’m about to tackle two painted staircases! Thanks, Cecilia! One way to help this is to apply a Pre-Stain wood conditioner. I do have a question, do the steps become slippery with the poly sealer? Only a light sanding. Did you notice that with the polyurethane that you used? It has a golden color but remains very light. Definitely inspired by you… and the color of your walls, including the white wainscoting! How do I get the sticky old stuff cleaned up before I sand and stain? Next, I gave them all a very light sanding by hand with a fine grit sandpaper. Thanks, Michele! :) xo, Meant to say “orangey” wood cabinets…like my treads!! 99 Half Pint. :) This is the perfect time to stay in and get all those house projects done. Just get it all covered. Its thickness makes gel stain ideal for vertical wood and non-wood surfaces. We are in the process of moving and our new house is going to need a lot of updating. Wood Finish Oil-Based Penetrating Stain; Wood Finish Water-Based Penetrating Stain; Gel Stain; PolyShades® Design Series; Express Color… I may need to add a runner, but now I know how to make the wood that shows on the sides of the runner and the handrail look much better. God Bless & keep us DIY’ers coming back for more, girl! Minwax Wood Finish Water-Based Stain Royal Pine Water-Based Interior Stain (Quart) Item #1658597. Then literally just work in into and onto the wood. (in the gray Materials List box) It’s by Minwax and it was the perfect color! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I first applied a coat of Minwax Pre-Stain wood conditioner to all the pieces, except the first block. Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams is the paint color in the foyer, living room, and guest bath of our home. Thanks, Melissa! Thanks so much for sharing…, Hi Lynn! The different colors would have driven me crazy too! I had conceded I may just go ahead and paint…but I figured I’d give Minwax Gel Stains a shot. If you want a darker color, apply another coat of stain in only 6 hours. 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. Pick Your Color . My vision… a “Country-Charm-Coffee Table”. :) xoxo. i must say that i thought you were nuts, the color of my stair treads would be the last thing i would worry about! ... Click to add item "Varathane® Premium Interior Oil-Base Gel Stain - 1/2 pt." I love history, health and just anything creative... “Artsy Chicks Rule® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.”. I know we will be working on ours! That went very quickly because it was only meant to take a touch of shine off. SO much easier than the whole sanding down and all that. lol I’m so thrilled with how easily and beautifully this one wrapped up though! ;) So I did it first thing in the morning and left for the day. Thank you for sharing this with me. Your beautiful results have given me a new plan! But it doesn’t really have to be. etc. No more orange, mismatched stairs. xo. I honestly think it was easier and quicker than painting them white would have been. That was fun since all of our bedrooms are up. Get the details on how I did that, here>>> How To Paint Light Fixtures, Details on the DIY deep look crown molding is here>>> DIY Crown Molding. It barely soaked into the oak at all, but looked much darker on the maple. With the oak cabinets, the grain was very evident post-staining. 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. And no, they didn’t at all. xo Thanks for showing how the gel stain works on the stairs. I missed this post earlier this year and am glad that I got to enjoy it today. and so EASY! Innovative, huh?? I painted it and gave it a brand new look! its about 15 yrs old and the wood floors, stairs and hand rails are all a little too orange for me. I’ve done this with success all around our 103 yr old home. ), Use green FrogTape…listen to my advice here. This would be my only concern. I think this would be the best process. A deep, rich wood stain color plus a white paint over the top will look weathered after distressing. Boo. Nice job here!! And yes, I am just so happy with how my stairs turned out. What a difference. © 2012-2020, Artsy Chicks Rule®. Blessings to you!! But I don’t think either are as bad as the really dark wood floors. And haha, you sound like me. Have a wonderful weekend! By the way, your home looks tremendous, and very Welcoming …. Seriously? BUT not kidding when I say it was ridiculously simple. ;) In my opinion, this is best left to smaller projects and perfect for them actually. Yes, that was a concern for us too. Looks great! I’m not even exaggerating. Thank you! That is just awesome! Yes, only lightly as I did on the stairs. Thank you so much for the recommendations and reply!! Currently doing stairs at out new house and I have gone through four colors and haven’t liked any but love yours. Thank you, , Hi Glenda! Then come back with a clean lint free rag and wipe away the excess in nice even strokes in the direction of the grain. however, seeing the new ‘color’ next to your beautiful dark floors, i can see why they looked orange. 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”. Gel Stain is especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar… But not so much with our new flooring. Hi Nancy, You found the perfect gel stain color and your stairs and handrail look awesome! 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. Thanks, Kaycee! Thanks, Courtney! It’s a sleepless night in MI, and even with the CoVid19 Pandemic ruling our lives presently …. If you want the very best stain for pine, then the … Good luck with whatever you decide! Great job on this girl it all looks beautiful!. thanks! ), 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! Our emails include an unsubscribe link and you may opt-out at any time. Thank you, Debra! Love paint? You don’t even really have to worry about swirl marks, applications marks, etc, as you are applying it. Do you have a tutorial or any advice on taking wallpaper down?? xo. Re-purposing and chalk painting, re-designing my home… It’s become a whole new hobby for me now! Affordable Rustic Laminate Flooring (the big reveal! xoxo, Hi Nancy, Looks beautiful and matches your flooring very well. I thought maybe I’d paint them white and add a runner down the middle, either paint with a design or with carpet. Now that is saying something. General Finishes Gel Stain, New Pine, 1/2 Pint Item #35794. Thank you for this post!! Quick question. Minwax Pickled Oak. 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. Planning to change my stairway and this will certainly do the trick. Don't Miss a Thing! 54. It doesn't affect the color … Two coats might cover it fully. The pre-stain is easily … The one I use is Minwax. Our steps and handrail need this exact treatment. Your email address will not be published. Definitely saving to try later! It was so crazy easy. Thanks. BEAUTIFUL! The dark wood with the white is just beautiful. Now saying that, our stairs have held up beautifully so that is not why. (we have more to do still…almost done though) And thank you! You will want to lightly sand them and make sure they are no longer sticky before you begin. XOXO, Thanks Christy!! I knew I’d have to tackle them soon but managed to put it off for a little while. After 14 years, they need to be refinished, too. 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. Giving your home a perfect color palette goes beyond paint. Haha…it worked well! SO much easier than stripping them down and using regular stain. I would imagine you’d need to clean them well, then give them the same sort of light sanding. It has its place and works well for quite a few applications but does have its limitations. This is EXACTLY what this whole blog is all about. :) ©2012-2020 Artsy Chicks Rule® is a registered trademark. I shared this project as I was doing it on Instagram Stories. But I used a Satin finish which is not shiny. Then literally just work in into and onto the wood. :) 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! So happy you found us over here. 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