LumberJocks

All Replies on 1960s baseboards

  • Advertise with us
View geejayvee3's profile

1960s baseboards

by geejayvee3
posted 08-11-2017 05:02 PM


7 replies so far

View gargey's profile

gargey

1013 posts in 855 days


#1 posted 08-11-2017 05:25 PM

Hire a professional.

View dhazelton's profile

dhazelton

2786 posts in 2376 days


#2 posted 08-11-2017 05:30 PM

I don’t know what’s what from your photo. Are you trying to STAIN the floor to match the baseboard? And which is which? Top looks like a cherry stain and bottom a pecan-ish type of stain. Adding your finish will darken it so that has to be taken into consideration. But yeah – I’d let the guy who stains and varnishes floors for a living do it lest it turns out blotchy.

View geejayvee3's profile

geejayvee3

2 posts in 368 days


#3 posted 08-11-2017 06:02 PM

Sorry dhazelton, the first post was a little confusing! I have some baseboards that I am trying to match with the original in the second picture. Is that just a stain, or some kind of shellac? I’d hire a pro, but that’s out of my price range!

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

4263 posts in 2388 days


#4 posted 08-11-2017 06:33 PM

Deleted

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

4887 posts in 2430 days


#5 posted 08-11-2017 06:40 PM

The original varnish has yellowed and the red oak has developed a patina. Old patina is hard to match, ask anyone who restores antiques. In trying to match something like that you are going to need some practice scraps and a lot of patience trying different things. I would start using amber or orange shellac, use de-waxed because you are going to want to top coat it with varnish.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View Fresch's profile

Fresch

276 posts in 2000 days


#6 posted 08-11-2017 06:42 PM

Shellac

View Steve Peterson's profile

Steve Peterson

386 posts in 3161 days


#7 posted 08-11-2017 11:08 PM

See if you can take a small piece with you to Home Depot or Lowes. Their paint section should have samples of various finishes over oak. The wood you are starting with appears to be red oak.

Steve

-- Steve

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com