Dark wood floor varnish, queen size bookcase headboard plans - For Begninners

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Here’s a detailed look at black wood finishes and a host of sophisticated black finish looks. Black stains and other wood finishes are commonly used on interior and exterior wooden beams, decking, real wood flooring, engineered flooring and barns. One highly popular way to achieve a cool black finish on interior wooden surfaces is to use Manns Water Based Black Wood Stain or dye. Manns Black Wood Dye is highly concentrated, perfect for an opaque black finish on flooring, furniture and so on.
Manns Black Wood Stain is similar to their excellent wood dye but more diluted, which means you get a lovely translucent finish where the grain of the wood can clearly be seen through the black stain. If you’ve stained an object that needs a more durable finish than wax because it gets heavier wear, a varnish like Manns Extra Tough Clear Varnish or Manns Floor Varnish is perfect.
It’s worth bearing in mind that while wax polishes are very good at maintaining the colour of the black stain, varnishes and oils tend to take the edge off the colour so it ends up looking more like rich, exotic ebony.
An alternative to varnish on floors, table tops and other interior wooden surfaces is a hard wax oil like Osmo Polyx Oil or Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. Wood oils are designed to be applied thinly and worked into the surface grain of the wood so 90% percent of the product sinks in and just 10% or so remains on the surface.
Osmo’s advice is to finish coloured oils with a coat of clear oil, for a very good reason. When a floor becomes marked the clear finish gets marked first, rather than the colour itself. While wood oils are easy to maintain and repair, applying two coats of black wood oil is still a good idea, especially if you want to create a particularly deep, strong shade. If you’re looking to transform your kitchen cupboards, furniture and picture frames and create a stunning opaque black finish, you can use black coloured varnish instead of an oil or stain.  Manns Water Based Black Varnish is opaque and available in a matt, satin or gloss finish. If you’re looking for the perfect black interior or exterior wood finish, our guide should help you make the right choice. Its not recommended to use Varnish on top of Laminate Floors as it tends not to adhere for very long and will peel and flake.
All images on this site are of floors restored and photographed by Peter Weller and are therefore copyrighted.
The floors in the top image were recently stained then varnished with 3 coats of Bonakemi water based varnish, by Peter.
The professional way to stain a floor is to sand first leaving your floor silky and smooth, then use a stain or even several stains mixed together and diluted.
The floor is then varnished with a clear professional varnish, we recommend the Bonakemi or the Myland range. If you decide to get a professional to do the staining, make sure you can see a floor they have stained recently. Firstly I would like to congratulate you on having the best floor sanding advice I have found anywhere on the internet. The color of the floor you mention was achieved by using 2 stains mixed together, Walnut and Dark Oak. In the case of spirit based it is important that it has completely dried before varnishing, overnight if possible or a min of 6 hours.
The spirit stains are the ones I use and Ronseal Colron or Rustins wood dyes are available in most diy stores.
2 A cheaper alternative is to sand the floor ready for varnishing and apply a thin coat of white emulsion paint thinned with water. The amount of emulsion to varnish is very much trial and error but as a guide, do a test by mixing 2 teaspoons of emulsion with approx' 250ml varnish and apply with a paint pad to a test area. Oak floors are hugely popular, no surprise when the wood is so beautiful, durable and easy to work with. At the other end of the spectrum you have high quality synthetic wood, made from very hard and durable plastic coatings.
If your floor has been wet and dried several times, or is very old, it might have warped or curled. They’re using pine dust to fill gaps in a pine floor, but it works exactly the same way with oak. If the floor is waxed or polished with a wood floor polish, use a wax and polish remover first to remove them otherwise it will very quickly clog up any sanding belts or disks. Fill any gaps and cracks before you start sanding, simply because it’s easier to fill the old finish than it is to fill the wood after it has been sanded and keeps the sanding required to a minimum. You usually need a couple of machines: a drum sander for the main floor area and an edger for the edges. Unless the floor is very uneven, has many many layers of varnish or has the thick black, tar like substance around the edges of the room, try to avoid sandpaper coarser of 60 grit or less, which can cause deep scratches. If your floor is level and the finish comes off with ease, you might only need to do two passes: one with 80 grit and one with 100. The amount of wood that a drum sander will remove from the surface of the wood depends on a number of factors including the type of machine being used, the grit and type of sanding belt, the type of wood being sanding i.e.


You usually need just 1 or 2 coats of floor stain, with a light sand or denib in between coats, ideally using a floor buffer and sanding screen.
Polyurethane varnish is a popular finishing touch because it’s available in a range of sheens from matt through to super gloss and delivers a lovely deep finish and a fine lustre. Dark, unsightly stains are a sign of water damage, often just a matter of long-term seepage and involving moisture rather than actual flooding.
Hardwood floor wax is free from silicone, lemon oil, ammonia, bleach, vinegar and tung oil, all of which can stain the wood or discolour it.
I have the Old Irish Oak wood flooring that was originally oiled when I fitted them about 10 years ago. Thank you for your inquiry, I would recommend as you have previously used Oil on the Floor that you stick with an Oil based product such as the Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints in the Dark Oak Finish. If you are unsure about the colour, and would like something a little more specific, the other option for you would be to use a Manns Pine Wood Stain first and then two coats of a Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. Thank you for your inquiry, the right finish for your floor will depend on the look and durability that you wish to achieve. The first thing to say is that both the Oil and Varnish products are durable and protective but work in different ways. My new house has an old (at least 80 year old) oak floor which I want to restore and protect.
It sounds like the washing up liquid has removed what ever product you have on the surface of your floor. The shabby chic look can be dark as well as light, and the effects can be absolutely breathtaking. One thing to take note of: the brown stripes that make up the grain structure of certain woods do tend to show through. They’re easy to use, durable, easy to repair and with the right combination of products can produce a varied range of extremely attractive black wood effects.
As we mentioned when talking about white wood finishes in a previous post, it helps to treat it like sun cream – apply a small amount at a time and work it in until it disappears!
Imagine a deep, rich black garden shed in contrast with the vibrant greens of the vegetation and the vivid shades of the flowers. He has been staining floors for over 25 years since 1988 and is now an expert in this field.
Peter has stained hundreds of floors and knows how much skill you need to tackle this job and actually pull it off. The only way to tackle this is to do several tests on the already sanded floor to see which you like best. If they haven't stained a floor before but tell you it will be a push over then it's time to look for some one else.
The boards date back to the 1930's and have a good color but I would like to darken them down a little. After extensive color testing, I have chosen the Liberon walnut spirit wood dye which I will follow up with 2 coats of the Mega Bonekemi varnish.
Mix a small amount of white emulsion in with a water-based varnish to make a white tint and apply 1st coat. Although all the Bona varnishes are clear (as an example the Mega does give the wood warmer tones) where as Bona Resident varnish is virtually as clear as water and does have a better effect over white .
This week we thought it’d be useful to take a look at oak floor maintenance, exploring how to tackle warped boards, fill gaps and finishing oak flooring to gleaming perfection. The best quality laminate flooring looks so good it’s hard to tell the difference between it and 100% oak boards. Over sanding can potentially ruin laminate finishes. Solid wood floors, on the other hand, respond beautifully to sanding. With this Water Based Stain you can lighten the colour by adding a small amount of water if you find its on the dark side or you can intensify the colour by applying extra coats before the Hard Wax Oil. A Wax will give a natural finish to your floor but does not offer much in the way of protection. The Varnish is probably slightly more durable, it creates a hard seal on the surface of the wood and will darken slightly. We had a washing machine break down on us and on removal left small drip stains on the wooden surface. The finished effect is visually interesting, letting the beauty of the wood shine through an opaque finish that’s wonderfully dark, dramatic and full of personality.
Black wood oils are available for both interior and exterior wood and are usually semi translucent, which means you can see the lovely grain through the colour, a finish that delivers depth, personality and plenty of visual interest.
We recommend one or two coats of Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver, which will help protect the wood from biological threats like mould, fungi, dry rot, woodworm and other wood related diseases as well as providing a great, solid black basecoat.
Although depending on the size of the damage you could consider using a black filler such as Osmo Wood Filler to repair the damage.


Below is some advice but staining is not an easy task and we are unable to cover all the many possible problems you could face when attempting to stain your floor.
Their quality varies greatly with the cheapest versions being nothing more than a photographic image of wood  glued and then sealed onto a core or base, usually made of compressed paper or wood fibreboard. The advantage of plastic laminate flooring is they’re completely waterproof, making them perfect in bathrooms and other high moisture areas. The best way to avoid making nasty streaks, bubbles and brush marks is to use a floor finish applicator, which makes it easy to follow the grain. The only sensible way to get rid of the stains is to sand the old finish off then bleach the wood back to its original shade. They tend to be a better choice on older woods or floor boards, where fine scratches and so on are less noticeable. The floor can first be stained with a water based wood stain then waxed with a clear wax or alternatively, can be waxed with a coloured wax to both colour and protect the timber in one process.
You would need to do a test area first to ensure that this product is compatible with the previous floor treatment and also to make sure that this is the colour that you wish to achieve. If you where to go for a Varnish finish such as Manns Extra Tough Floor Varnish that creates a seal on the surface of the wood that is hard wearing and protects. And a varnish may last longer than an Oil but is harder to remove or repair should the need arise. I am just wondering though if you have a seal on your floor of either Varnish or Oil then it may not be as simple.
If you can’t get hold of any wood dust we are usually able to send a bag with an order, for free.
My wife tried to remove these with washing up liquid and we now have light patches instead of the dark stains.
Once it’s dry you can even over-coat it with either Osmo Black Decking Oil (Product Code 020) for decked areas or one of the other Osmo exterior wood oils for doors and exterior joinery. When a floor is stained well, it should have a beautiful even color with depth to it like the floors above. The majority of stains available are spirit based and water based varnish can be used over spirit based stains as long as the stain is left to dry overnight. In this way the effect can be built up in layers giving you the chance to assess how white you want the floor.
The disadvantage of plastic laminates is that although minor scratches, dents and gouges can be repaired with a wax filler stick, much the same as a wood repair, they can’t be sanded and refinished like a solid oak or an engineered oak floor can. The purple colour of the meths will show up any pig tails (sanding swirls) in the wood before it evaporates, returning the wood to its bare sanded state. It will darken the wood slightly and comes in different sheen levels from Matt through to Glossy. If you have Varnish then the stain may be coming from underneath the wood or if the seal of the varnish has been damaged the ingress may be seeping through that way and spreading, it is difficult to tell without seeing a photo.
If you are planning on removing the Floor Wax from the floor so that it is back to bare wood then I can recommend a good varnish for you. You could also send a photo in to our email with details of floor finish and we could take a proper look for you and advice on how to proceed. Stained badly, a floor can look patchy and dull with a dirty appearance, sometimes it can end up looking as if it has been painted. The alternative is Osmo Polyx Oil which gives a more Natural finish as it soaks into the surface of the wood.
The Oil soaks into the surface of the wood protecting it from the inside out and giving a more natural feel to the wood. The Manns Extra Tough Floor Varnish would be a tough and durable product for your floor and its worth having a look at some of the Blogs about application of products to help you get the best finish.
It will again, darken the wood and require a maintenance coat every couple of years, but is easier than removing Varnish when that needs replacing. The Polyx Oil Raw is designed to leave the wood looking as Natural and unchanged as possible, while the standard clear will darken very slightly. I need to take the wax off because it’s damaging the floor but I have no idea what to replace it with. For a product that is designed to leave the wood looking as if there is no product on it at all you could consider the Osmo Polyx Oil Raw which is the same as the previous product in terms of durability and protection but will not darken the wood.



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