Oak Staining Tips – Making Oak Look Like Walnut

Oak Staining Tips – Making Oak Look Like Walnut

I’m going to show you an easy way to get oak to look like walnut. With this two step process you’ll make your project really stand out without spending a fortune!!!

We used a variety of products like Rustoleums enamel and General Finishes Stains to make this project perfectly match.

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12 Comments

  1. vrudy6 on September 22, 2022 at 2:06 am

    I’m doing a vertical slat accent wall behind the tv in walnut color. It’s too expensive to buy the veneer, so I decided to do the project myself. Thanks, great tip.

  2. Dean Morris on September 22, 2022 at 2:06 am

    I’m working on upcycling a TV cabinet and came across your video! Super helpful and can’t wait to try this out 🙂

  3. Coco7795 on September 22, 2022 at 2:08 am

    going to try this on making an oak epoxy table.

  4. LaShawn Murden on September 22, 2022 at 2:09 am

    I’m doing my sons bunk beds smh wish me luck

  5. Patrick McKeegan on September 22, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Barrister bookcase top. Was having trouble getting it dark enough with just stain, would have never thought of using paint under to seal and darken.

  6. Lori Winker on September 22, 2022 at 2:15 am

    I would like to do this to the top of an old oak table. Did you apply some sort of primer to the stools first? Is that why they are whitish?

  7. emilyp143 on September 22, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Bought some walnut barstools very cheap and sanded down oak barstools that I’m trying to match. Hoping mine look as good as yours!

  8. Cathy Wills on September 22, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Honey oak bathroom vanity cabinets

  9. S S on September 22, 2022 at 2:38 am

    I will have to give this a try. I have walnut cabinets and we were hoping to use walnut trim but man!!! the dollars! So someone suggested we use alder or another similar grain wood and stain it to match the cabinets. I will give this a try. Any other tips or other wood choices let me know!!! Thanks.

  10. Michael on September 22, 2022 at 2:39 am

    Thinking of doing a desk using something like this method

  11. Frank on September 22, 2022 at 2:41 am

    I wouldn’t have thought to use paint to stain wood.

  12. emilyp143 on September 22, 2022 at 2:51 am

    I just did this technique on oak barstools, but the provincial made the color darker than I wanted to achieve. The rust oleum gloss leather was almost a perfect match and I was surprised that it didn’t have a glossy finish. Thank you for the upload!

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