I’ve been looking for a way to tone down the orange finish of pine and now I’ve found the answer–Liming Wax! You may have heard it called pickling, whitewashing, or even bleaching–the process of creating that beautiful, subtle, hazy, white finish on various woods (often pine or oak).
If you can picture a color wheel, blue and orange are complementary colors and you can tone any color down with a dose of it’s complementary color. With “Smoke being a cooler white, it helped neutralize the orange in the beams.
You’ll probably only need to bleach once, but you can do it again if you want a lighter color. This bleach is alkaline, so wash the wood with a weak acid to neutralize it. A 1-to-2 solution of vinegar and water works well. Bleaching pine wood is an effective way to remove stains and refresh the look of your wood piece.
When pine is exposed to sunlight it causes a chemical change in the wood the results in the wood taking on a golden or orange tint. This is a natural part of the aging process for pine . When pine is stained, it can make the orange effect even more pronounced.
Shellac is widely used for sealing oak . One increasingly popular method for finishing oak is to apply an oil stain followed by a coat of shellac to seal the stain. Then fill any blemishes with a grain filler paste, followed by a gel stain. The final finish is a few coats of polyurethane.
The first thing you are going to do , is sand down your piece of pine . You can use a sanding block or an orbital sander. Once the pine is sanded down, lightly apply the Varathane Golden Oak stain to the wood with your rag. Make sure you are light handed here, its crucial for it to turn out properly.
If you want to tone down the orange undertone of your cabinets I would pair it with neutral colors . Adding anything with a green undertone will only bring out more of the orange color .
To tone down a certain color, you’ll want to use colors close to it on the color (or neutrals). I took the listing photo of my kitchen (and it’s wonderfully orange oak cabinets ) and put paint swatches next to it. First I did blue colors, and then I did warm neutrals.
Common laundry bleach or chlorine will effectively remove stain or dye color from wood , but will not affect the wood’s natural color. Combined, they cause a chemical reaction that creates bleach that will blanch the stain color and can also alter the color of the wood itself.
Raw linseed oil is best for treating your pine as it is natural and, therefore, will not contaminate any food substances it comes into contact with later. Step 2: Continue applying the oil until the wood no longer appears to be absorbing it. Then leave for 10 minutes.
A wood-on-white effect brightens the room and black elements offer high-contrast, which are keys to modern design. For more light reflection, give pine walls a couple of coats of high-gloss varnish or white paint; or, deemphasize knots with dark gray, blue or green stain.
Product Description. Liberon Liming Wax is a white wax that is used to create a limed effect on oak and other hardwoods. It can also be used on softwoods, such as pine .
Orange and blue are opposite colors on the color wheel. So the orange in the wood gets canceled out from the blue in Classic Gray. As you can see in our home, this really is the best stain color for pine. I’ve used this combination over and over again throughout the years and on many DIY projects.
What Do I Finish My Pine Boards With So They Don’t Yellow? Water-Based Urethane or Varnish. Water-based urethane is growing in popularity and quality. Tung Oil. Tung oil does little to change wood’s natural color. Paste Wax. If the boards will not take abuse, consider finishing the bare wood with old-fashioned paste wax for wood. Tinted Washes.