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Picking Minwax stain color for beadboard ceiling of porch

Posted by sophiegisme (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 19, 07 at 20:58

Hi there,

We are building a 600 sq. ft. wrap around porch and I'm struggling with picking out a stain color for the
beadboard ceiling. The floor of the porch is completed and is Mahogany. I'm picking from Minwax colors for the
ceiling. Red chestnut is almost an exact match...but do I want an exact match? or should I pick a neutral dark
brown like English chestnut? Gunstock picks up some of the lighter red tones of the Mahogany floor....but I'm
afraid that may stand out too much? I'm also keeping in mind that I have to pick another stain color for the
wood front door and I would like a dark rich looking brown/red for that too....

Any suggestions?!

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RE: Picking Minwax stain color for beadboard ceiling of porch

Hi Sophiegisme,
I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I was wondering what colors you ended up using. I'm having my front porch done in ipe, with a stained beadboard ceiling. You used mahogany on the floor, which is similar to the ipe, and I'm curious as to what stain you used on the ceiling. Did you go for the color match with Minwax Red Chestnut, or something else for contrast, and how did you like it? Thanks.

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