Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?2
Mar 31, 2013 8:44 pm
There is Solver Black and that is what we have used on our front doors, ensuite doors and bi- folds. It was the darkest stain available but it does not come up black but rather a very dark brown.
ETA: I have tried to add a pic of our doors but the iPad is being moronic and won't let me click the link in photobucket.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?3
Apr 01, 2013 6:47 am
ooh sounds lovely joles, I would love to see it whenever you get the chance. And it sounds just like what I am after. We are thinking of having that kind of stain on the front windows and door,
with Boral Glenfern bricks
and Dune render on the columns
The facade will be similar to this, it isn't exactly this house though.
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?4
Apr 01, 2013 7:15 am
We are having solver ash brown stain on our front door which is like a dark chocolate colour. Im sure there were darker stains though, ill find my sample card and let you know the name
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?5
Apr 01, 2013 8:00 am
Ok got my samples...your best choice would be solver English Walnut I think. its a nice dark chocolate brown colour and probably the only stain that looks brown instead of slightly red/orange. the solver black is also an option but it is very dark! Just depends what you are after
the ash brown Im having would be too light for what you want but its the next in line for darkness so you do really only have those 2 options i mentioned above!
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?6
Apr 01, 2013 11:12 am
thank you xxkatxx! I popped into the paint store and they got out the card with the stains- and those two that you mentioned are definitely the options, because as you say they don't have the red/orange undertones.
I am leaning towards the black, we will see how we go though.
On a side note, where did you manage to get your hands on the sample brochure? I am told they don't make it anymore, so I guess I can't get my hands on it.
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?8
Apr 01, 2013 3:55 pm
Ooohhh i like the black!!! Im gonna have to try hard not to change my selection...but it looks so good!!! Might ask the other half...
I can't actually remember where I got the stain samples...but i do remember finding it extremely difficult to get my hands on one!
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?9
Apr 01, 2013 5:18 pm
Joles, oh that looks great. See I was leaning towards the darkest stain, but then we went to some PD displays today, and saw a front door that looked basically black, which put me off the solver black stain. But your pic looks perfect. It would depend on the timber used and how many coats as to how dark it turns out.... hmmm
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?11
Oct 01, 2013 9:22 am
Hi megz... Our choices have changed heaps from this thread- actually basically nothing is the same! Its the PD Montrose, cant link my thread from the nexus but go into my profile or google Meowsy's Montrose if you want to have a look 2
Re: Dark chocolate Solver Exterior stain colour?13
Oct 01, 2013 7:37 pm
No, its all in my own thread only the good thing is, I'm glad I went through the process as I am now really happy with the vastly different choices we ended up with
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