We have been trying to get our reclaimed wood ready for our project, and the first step was to find a stain color we liked, and then stain the wood. Staining reclaimed wood is a bit different than staining wood that is cut smoothly. Some of the pieces are smooth, while others are really rough. This adds to the charm and the look of the wood, but it can make it take a bit longer to stain, and some of the pieces use more stain to get full coverage.
Beautiful, isn’t it? I can’t wait to see it all finished and in the room.
I’ve been using a water based stain, and a brush. The brush is really great for trying to get into the rough crevices. Sometimes I even pour stain right on top of the wood so I can work it in more easily.
The color we choose is called Midnight, and the stain comes out black, but as you can see it just creates a nice dark finish. It’s not so dark that you can’t see patterns in the wood, things like nail holes show up well too, adding to the character.
There’s still quiet a bit left to do on the project, but I hope to be able to share it all with you very soon.
Reclaimed Lumber Products provided us with the reclaimed wood panels for our project. As always, our opinions are our own.