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Take your pick.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jamesA, Mar 13, 2007.

Which one?

  1. Pickled Oak

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Natural Wood

    11 vote(s)
    78.6%
  3. Golden Peacon

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    So I bought these little 'sample' packets of stain and decided to try them out. I hand sanded one panel by hand with 60 grit for about 20 minutes... then rubbed the stain on with some clean shop rags I had... soooo it's not of the best quality.

    I picked three kinds;

    On the Left is Pickled Oak
    On the Mid. is Natural Wood
    On the Right is Golden Peacon

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    I personally like the Pickled Oak, it's a lighter color that will make the house look a little more "open". I'm thinking of doing that for the main floors and the stairs up to the landing, and then a darker color for the upstairs floors at a later time.


    Here is a picture with lines between the three to help you differentiate between them, with this you can probably tell the lighter lines between the stains in the first picture.
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    If you can't really tell, it goes from light - dark - darkest in that direction.

    But yeah other than that I spent an hour taking up all the quarter round on the landing and upstairs in the hallway, so I got a little bit done since Greg never bothers to call me back.
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    Yeah, it's dirty, and the wood isn't originally stained under the quarter-round, so I'll be buying some new Q.R. since I broke a few pieces by accident.



    Oh, and PS all the sport bikes are out, it's fuckin 71 outside and gorgeous... makes me fuckin want one right now.
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    i picked the middle one but you need to sand that floor bad
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I am, that's kind of the whole point as to why I'm asking about staining...


    I have to sand before I can stain.

    Anyway, I just need someone to get the floor sander from Menards to my house... and I'm too fuckin tired to stay there until midnight tonight anyway, so probably Friday evening I'll pick it up.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i like bright floors...
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    natural wood looks good

    the pickled one is way too dull and will look dirty all the time

    the gold peacon one looks like you rubbed motor oil into the floor
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I see that too, E... I think it's cause the packet dripped all over that spot with it being a darker color and all, it just soaked in quick.
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    natural FTW.

    and yeah, the REAL way you're going to get those floors looking good is by serious sanding.
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    A serious power sander is $35 a day, like I said I simply sanded this down for about 20 minutes by hand so it's not the best of quality in sanding/staining. But it'll give you the idea.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, understood...

    when mike did his floors, he literally had someone else STAND on the sander to push it down to get a deep sand going on to rip up all the junk and get to the real wood that isn't damanged or stain leak through it.
     
  10. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    haha maybe I'll have BDN stand on the sander then. lol
     
  11. reckedracing

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    get a video of this...
    lol

    you might want to consider something with a better protective value than just stain
    and i generally like lighter colors on wood
    any ideas what you'll be doing with the walls in the future?
     
  12. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    at our house up at school, we have wood floors that are 80+ years old. They were showing there age for the past 2 years so we decided to redo them the proper way. We rented a drum sander, and in a few hours, they were down to the natural oak wood, and looked brand new. We then coated them with this epoxy stuff that was like 250 a gallon. The look AMAZING now.
     
  13. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    the natural wood has far more luster then the other two choices but the Pecan has a wonderful body to it...
     
  14. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Natural. Oh, and your house looks like the current condition of Turbomirages. Or, as I call it, "Paper Street"
     
  15. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Well that depends on how far in the future you're asking...

    Next summer I think I'll just do some sanding and painting on the walls.

    But it's all the mortar - wood backplane - studs type of setup.

    10-20 years down the road I may rip it all up, reinsulate and drywall it all.
     
  16. klyph

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    The stain will fade and you'll be redoing it in a few years. use some sort of sealer/epoxy like asmallsol said. It will last longer and be MUCH easier to clean.
     
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    I vote 'morning wood'
     
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