I’ve been reading up on it, and it seems stain is a very bad choice for aspen wood. Aren’t the pre-stain wood conditioners for softwoods to fill in the pores of the softwood so that the stain will not saturate the wood? And thanks again for your time. http://img.alibaba.com/photo/100338429/Aspen_Lumber.jpg. For effect, try top coating a couple of times and then tint the pore filler a contrasting colour, fill the pores, sand and then top coat again. Use color and texture to create a pleasing connection between your house and garden, The knotty look went from popular to pariah in years past, but today’s designers are finding new and stylish ways to embrace it, Get the look of an oil-based stain without all the bother, using this easy wash made with paint, Whether it's cedar, fir or pine, if a wood has a knot, it's hot, Get the Pros and Cons of Oak, Ash, Pine, Maple and Solid Bamboo, Cor-Ten cut with circles mimics the effect of a massive pine tree’s canopy, for a striking look inside and out, Gain privacy and separate areas with one of the most economical fencing choices: stained, painted or untreated wood, Deeper and richer than any stain, aniline dye gives wood stunningly deep color and a long-lasting finish, Houzz Tour: A River (Almost) Runs Through It in Aspen, How to Make Your Painted or Stained House Feel at Home in the Landscape, These Are Not Your Grandfather’s Pine Walls, Cool Tip: Mimic Stain With a DIY Color Wash, Knotty and Nice: Highly Textured Wood Has a Modern Revival, Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors, Houzz Tour: Dappled Light Inspires Artistic Wrapping, Pro Finishing Secret: Aniline Dye for Wood, Help with Trim and Cabinet color with Origami White Walls. I would appreciate it if you could suggest the correct stains that I should pick. Great when applied on interior wooden doors, indoor wooden trim, or steps & railings, it is sure to look wonderful in your home. You can use a synthetic pad to do that. A Product of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. ©2020 PPG Industries. So it appears that you’ll be able to use a dark stain with decent results on this wood. I must say that painting is NOT a trend. Staining may turn out blotchy if the wood is not sanded evenly, but takes a finish well. I used a wood conditioner (I think it was "pre-stain wood conditioner" made by Minwax, $4-5/quart) before staining. Established in 1995, our flooring store Aspen Wood Floors Ltd. located in Mississauga , Ontario is a leading distributor of quality hardwood floors to the Greater Toronto Areas (including Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Brampton ). It is applied before stain to minimize blotchy spots.I am not sure of it’s effectiveness,so I would try it on a piece of scrap wood first. This guesthouse on a family compound has rustic charm, modern touches and dramatic river views. Our high quality wood stains & deck stains look outstanding when used in Exterior Wood Stain jobs like staining a deck or other exterior wood projects. I brought a Millstores Aspen student desk and a Pine bookcase. I am not talking about the "perfect" Pottery Barn style painting. Aspen is a hardwood, and already not porous… I will definitely try out the thinned out paint! Isn’t the grain on aspen beautiful?! Minwax Pickled Oak. I am talking about hand painting -- and there are many different techniques. If you hope to achieve a near glass like appearance with the top coat, it is almost always necessary to use a pore filler. Note that while aspen is a hardwood, you’re better off playing it eliminating risk and applying a pre-stain wood conditioner (for more on this, see Carve Your Creation) before staining it. Responses must be helpful and on-topic. If you want something with a similar grain pattern, can you tell me which of these images (all aspen) looks closest to what you like? Here is the guide to Minwax stain colors. © 2020 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. It does not split easily and takes nails and screws well. Attribution Statement |
Since you love the grain, you’ll obviously want that to show through on your finished project. Oops. I chose aspen because I love the grain, but I want my project to be espresso colored. We want to whitewash, beginning with one wall. It has a very low-bending classification. I want to buy a Maple Minwax stain. Well staining and wood finishing is considered part of painting IMO....it's the painters that do that stuff, so this is certainly the right forum to ask such a question. We purchased a camp that has Aspen wood covering the walls and ceiling in the great room/kitchen. Please try again. Wait…. This is my first staining project. Will applying the wood conditioner help in making these different woods in showing a similar stain.? Attribution Statement |
Be thorough, wiping the stain into the wood and creating a thin, even layer of stain. It is fine grained, uniform in texture and generally lacks a distinctive pattern. How To Stain Wood & Staining Advice expand_more. It is a form of art that people take very seriously, whether or not YOU personally like it, so let's all try to be respectful of different ways of approaching design here on Houzz -- we will all have a lot more fun!