We are renovating our home and put in some nice oak hardwood flooring.
The flooring is quite white (I understand that 'red oak' can often be
quite white) with a neutral finish (no noticeable stain tint). We
decided to go with Oak doors and trim to match. The trim I used to
test my finishing (a 'neutral' oak stain/sealer) matched fine. When I
started finishing the doors, however, I noticed that the doors where
much more red in color than the trim and floors. With the stain
applied, it ended up more golden oak look that I had anticipated, and
thus didn't match the floors as anticipated. I do not claim to be a
finishing pro, and am looking for a way to 'whiten' red oak. I have
actually tried some household bleach, which seems to somewhat do the
trick. (sounds crazy, I know!) The local paint stores I have talked
to didn't seem to know too much about the issue.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edgar ( firstname.lastname@example.org) (remove .nospam)