Flooring Question

After sanding oak flooting will clear varnish give a wite finish or slightly darken the wood.i would like the colour to be a little brownish.

6 Answers

Best Answer

the clear varnish will make it a little darker, if you want a particular shade you should stain it before varnishing,regards Terry.

Answered 7th May 2011

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

Your flooring will darken slightly.
Lightly rub a damp rag on a small patch and the shade you see will be what to expect after varnishing.
Kind regards

Answered 7th May 2011

Bellini Manufacturing

Member since 7 Apr 2011

Hi, the clear varnish wont give it a white finish but will bring out the natural look of the oak flooring.How dark it goes depends on the oak flooring itself, but its always best to test a small area first just to be safe.

Answered 7th May 2011

jp kernick

Member since 6 Jan 2010

Dependant on the species of Oak you will get a darker hue or tone to the colour, wet the floor with a damp cloth , this will give you an indication of the final colour.
you could add a small amount of stain/dye to the varnish, but remember if solvent,Alcohol or water based varnish use the corresponding stain.

Alternatives are the new Waxoils with built in colour

Hope this helps


Answered 8th May 2011

The Wood flooring Company (Cheshire) Ltd

Member since 10 Dec 2009

You would be better getting a stain with varnish in it if you want to put some colour onto the flooring,varnish on its own wouldnt really give it much colour.

Answered 8th May 2011

c a decor

Member since 27 Jan 2009

Then use a varnish that has a little brownish finish

Answered 8th May 2011

Michael Murphy Builder

Member since 26 Nov 2009

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