Brazilian Cherry Stained Gray Wood Species:Brazilian Cherry Finish:Waterborne Polyurethane Color:Gray
Hi, I am admiring the Brazilian cherry with the gray stain. As I live in Minnesota it isn’t likely I can hire you. Can you tell me what you did/ what products you used to get this color?
Thanks, Renee! It turned out very nice.
After sanding we applied 2 coats of two-component bleach to remove the majority of red color. It was then followed by a grey oil-based stain and 3 coats of matte waterbased finish.
We have brazilian cherry floors as well and can not find a contractor willing to bleach our floors. We are thinking about trying it ourselves in a small office and seeing how it goes Would you be willing to direct me to the bleach product that you used?
Sorry for the late reply. It has to be a 2 part wood bleach. 2 popular brands are Daly’s and Klean Strip.
How do you apply the Klean strip on 3000ft of Brazilian cherry? Can you spray it with a sprayer or t-bar it then wipe off? What is the method? Thanks in advance. I love how the gray came out in the pictured project!
The spray and t-bar method works as well.
I heard bleaching floors can compromise the wood..is this true?
It’s my understanding that the chemical reactions which take place in the bleaching of wood, have not been studied well enough. In nutshell, bleach degrades lignin (wood glue) which leads to weakening and deterioration wood fibers at the surface. UV light has a similar effect on wood.
But, in my experience, such effects appear to be extremely negligible. We didn’t see any noticeable difference in performance between bleached and non-bleached wood when conducting durability tests. We’ve tested it on red oak and Brazilian cherry thus far.
Hi. I really like the result you’ve pictured and I live in Denver. Do you have before photos to share? Also, I’m not sure how long ago this was done, but I am wondering since Brazilian Cherry tends to darken with time, if the red inherent in the wood, has started to appear more with time and sunlight?
Thanks! I haven’t seen the floors after they were done, but a sample we have left hasn’t darkened since.
This floor is stunning and looks very updated. Unfortunately, I live in Indiana so I am praying I can find someone who can do something like this. Do you mind saying how long this process took and an approximate price range? Thank you so much.
Price can vary quite a bit regionally and will depend on the finishes used. This particular floor took 8 days to complete and the price was around $9 per sqft.
Doesn’t look anything like brazilian cherry. Where’s the before pictures?
That was the idea. Unfortunately, we don’t have good before photos.