Porch Floor Remix October 18, 2011 DIY, Our House 9 Comments 36970 After freshening up all the railings, the floor was looking a little sad. So very sad. So I finally got out the palm sander and did my best to strip the old stain. I knew it didn’t need to be perfect because I was planning on going darker, much darker. You can see I’m getting a lot of help from my cat, Magic. First I picked up a gallon of Thompson’s WaterSeal Solid Stain in Nutmeg Brown. It’s premixed, so when I popped the lid and saw the color, I promptly put it back in the car and returned it. Instead, I picked up a sample of Behr’s Cordovan Brown in solid stain. HUGE color improvement. This is after one coat, and I’m planning on doing one more. I hope it’s not reading purple on your screen, I swear it’s not. It’s a rich dark brown with no hint of red, and I love it. The white railings and the dark mocha floors mimic the staircase we have inside the house. I can’t wait to put the second coat on the porch and snap some finished shots! 9 Responses Kayla October 25, 2011 I love the stain color, I bet the contrast with the white wood and dark stain looks amazing!! Reply Front Porch Refresh…DONE! October 26, 2011 […] happened before!). It started with a fresh coat of white paint on the railings, followed by the sanding and staining of the floor. Just when I was in the groove staining, the rain came in for several days, and I had to put […] Reply Donna April 23, 2016 I knows it’s been awhile since you stain your porch, but was wondering did you brush it all on or did you roll it on too? I would to roll it on our deck instead of using a brush or pad. Thanks Reply Rachael Evans May 3, 2016 Hi Donna, I brushed it on because it’s a small area…but you can definitely use a stain pad! I wouldn’t use a traditional roller, it will splatter everywhere. Sara May 22, 2016 What color and brand is the stain? Love it! Reply Rachael Evans June 19, 2016 Behr Cordovan Brown. We have since upgraded to Behr Deckover in the same color. Reply Shelby June 18, 2016 Hello – hoping you could give me an honest opinion. I read on some review sites that the Behr products don’t penetrate the wood as well as other brands & tend to fade & peel quickly. I just stripped & washed our deck & NEVER want to have to do all that again! I love this color though & the price point. Are you satisfied with how it’s held up over the years? Thanks! Shelby – Upstate NY Reply Rachael Evans June 19, 2016 To be honest, I think no matter what product you use, you will have to redo it in a few years depending on how much wear the area gets. We are happy with ours – it’s definitely worn better than stain! Reply Lyse October 9, 2016 Hi. Just wondering what colour you painted your cottage? Looks wonderful Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.