December 25, 2019

Oak Flooring & the Perfect Gray Brown

Hey friends! I hope you're having a fabulous holiday! It's the happiest time of the year and we are spending it in Paris! It's our first time to the city, lost pics to come, I promise!  

Everyone on the East Coast seems to have these old oak floors in their home, which is awesome because you can hopefully give them a major makeover. I have this amazing  floor tutorial for you. It makes your floors easy enough for you to DIY them! 


  • Wood Flooring, This is Oak
  • Sand 120, 220



We had our floors sanded by professionals, since this is the trickiest part to refinishing floors when using Weatherwood Stains. Normally, floors are tricky all the way around- sanding, staining, and topcoating, but we make things easier with our products. We had them sanded to a 120 grit and them they were ready for stain.
Another option is to purchase wood that's presanded and ready for a stain.
After sanding- you can apply a heavy coat of  Weatherwood Stains' Reclamation wood stain. Do not wipe off- allow wood to absorb stain. This timelapse video condensed 30 minutes into a few seconds. You're gonna love watching it! It looks so cool-- the gray just sort of appears out of nowhere. You can see that I applied a heavy coat of stain and then the wood does the rest. [Do NOT ever wipe Weatherwood Stains off!]

After the floors were completely dry, we had them sanding with a higher grit, 220, just to smooth them out. It was a very light sanding, so it didn't effect the color at all. 

4. TONE 
We use Weatherwood Maintenance Oils to LIGHTEN or DARKEN.  In this case, we wanted to darken so we used Clear Maintenance Oil. 
For professionals, this can also be applied with a floor buffer, but I didn't have one so I applied it by hand. First, shake very well! Wipe on the maintenance oil white with a clean white rag. Rub the oil into the wood and make sure there's no streaks. After 3-5 minutes the wood has absorbed all the topcoat it can. Use a CLEAN white rag to remove any excess from the wood. Allow the table (project) to set for 12-48 hours. Do not touch!

We used allowed the Maintenance Oil to cure out for 48 hours then came back over it with Weatherwood Stains' Polyurethane Topcoat to lock in the wood color. Now the floors will never need ongoing maintenance or care. They're ready to enjoy for a lifetime.

You can save 10% on Weatherwood products, like you saw here, with code WELCOME10. I hope to see you at tomorrow's party!
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