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02-15-2008, 06:47 PM
I'm refinishing my oak floors and want to faux stain a tiger wood or pickle barrel finish. Any suggestions... burning? ...stain colors?

07-12-2008, 11:08 AM
Interesting idea. I've never tried painting a floor, but here's a link I found that has some tips. Of course, try it out on some sample boards or scraps if you can to make sure you get the technique down.

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12173.shtml (http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12173.shtml)

07-13-2008, 08:45 PM
sounds very interesting. If you are using paint on a floor follow couple things. first I would use a floor paint that way you know it is rated for horizontal surfaces. Only other thing I would recommend would be to use a water based poly so there would be no yellowing like with oil based.
I would do at least 3 coats.
good luck

07-30-2008, 06:26 PM
Here are some things I found: Creating Faux Wood Finishes (http://members.cox.net/tnttemple2/FauxWoodGrain.htm)

Decorating : Graining / Combing : Faux Wood Grain : Home & Garden Television (http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_faux_graining_combing/article/0,1793,HGTV_3400_1373841,00.html)

LIVING : Walls & Floors : Faux Wood Grain : DIY Network (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/la_walls_floors/article/0,2041,DIY_13992_2269131,00.html)

The building where I live in NYC has used a technique like this on a lot of the doors in its lobby area. They were originally metal and have had their faux wood grain surfaces touched up from time to time.