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finbriar 04-13-2009 01:00 PM

Perfect stain mix for dark chocolate brown floor
We have just installed a brand new rift sawn white oak floor in our home and would like to achieve a deep dark chocolate finish. Can someone share that perfect mix of minwax stains (or other manufacturer) to get this very dark brown result on white oak? I have been told to try 50/50 Jacobean-Ebony, also 50/25/25 Jacobean-Red Mahog-Ebony. Are two coats of stain necessary? Also, should we use an oil based poly? Samples I have seen give the floor an amber tone.

Fully apprec!

Just Bill 04-14-2009 06:54 AM

This is a personal design choice, so no one can give you the right mix. And stains differ in how they look depending on the wood. Try some mixtures on a scrap piece of the flooring until you find thind the right color. Be sure to appy the final finish also, since most stains change color with the final finish(poly, etc)

Dana11 04-14-2009 07:19 AM

Go for 50/50 Mahogany Ebony.


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