What color is my oak hardwood

Old 09-02-20, 05:58 PM
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What color is my oak hardwood

Where would I go to get someone to determine the color of existing.Can anyone tell the color by the picture? %90 of the floor I have had an seen were the honey yellow colored floor. I bought red and white oak and tested with Natural stain. It is too brown. Golden oak always

seemed really brown. I assume the color was natural. Could it be it is just clear varnish and that is what gives it that color. What am I missing? Thanks.
Old 09-02-20, 06:40 PM
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Due to the color variation, I suspect it only has a clear finish over it. An oil finish (such as oil polyurethane) will amber over time. Water-based will not yellow but has only been around for about 20-30 years.
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Are you able to take a finished piece to a paint store? That's usually your best bet.
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Try applying a water based poly [no stain] to your sample pieces. Anything oil based will deepen the colors naturally in the wood.
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My guess is that your floor has no stain and is the natural wood color. Also, wood changes color as it ages, is exposed to the air and to sunlight.

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