Return to the Building a Home Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Exterior Stain Selection Help Needed!

Posted by jeshanmt (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 18, 12 at 13:15

We are using a white wood for our trim and siding and are in desperate need of help finding a good stain color. We began with a product from Rodda Paint (slightly tweaked version of Oswego Chocolate if anyone is familiar). Either because of the yellow characteristics of the pine or the nature of the stain it has cured to a very yellow/orange tan color that we hate! We have really dark bronze windows that have a cool hue to them and roofing is also really dark brown and black mix. The tiny sample chips from the big home improvement stores and searching online for full pictures has been absolutely no help...so I am turning to you!

Please post pictures of the exterior stain you selected along with the wood species it was applied to. Thanks to all in advance.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Exterior Stain Selection Help Needed!

First off go to a paint store do not buy paint, stain or finishes in a box store> Now we need to know what "white wood" would be before we can offer help.


 o
RE: Exterior Stain Selection Help Needed!

I have been working with a paint store, and purchased many samples before making a selection. As the color is curing it is turning more and more yellow, and I am unhappy. At this point my only choice will be to go much darker than the medium tone I originally chose and cover the color I do not like. I was hoping to see examples of stains in a large scale rather than staining one sample or one board; making a choice and be disappointed. I'm looking for a cool toned dark brown semi-transparent. "White wood" is a very common term around where I live meaning spruce or white pine.


 o
RE: Exterior Stain Selection Help Needed!

Which is it though as both spruce and white pine are different woods and will take stain entirely different, in fact depending on the type of spruce it may take stain horribly in my opinion and white pine takes stain quite differently depending on the graining.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Building a Home Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here