Friday, February 26, 2010
Choosing a Wood Stain
Tonight or tomorrow, Dan and I will head to Home Depot to look at wood stain samples. Our contractor prefers to use Minwax, so we'll look at the colors they offer. We have about 950 square feet of hardwoods to be refinished (three bedrooms, hallway, foyer and living/dining combo).
Dan likes the Red Mahogany and the Gunstock. I like the Special Walnut and Dark Walnut. We do need to be wary of going too dark though, as darker wood stains show scratches and wear
more than lighter stains.
I'm thinking we'll likely settle on Provincial or Early American, which are good compromises between the reddish mahogany and the rich browns of the chestnuts.
What do you think?