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Re: Restaining furniture

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-2pool241-168.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 8/25/4 02:06

In Response To: Restaining furniture (Sharon)

Provided that there is no finish on the wood as yet, you can re stain almost any stain darker by adding another application or a darker one of the same basic type. Some work better than others, but the solvent from the second stain should reactivate some of the first stain and comingle for a darker effect. You may choose to wipe a little less also, with most stains for even darker results. Do a test piece with the finish you wish to use and the stain you have as well. When the finish has set for a day, place some masking tape onto the new coat and pull it off slowely. If the finish stays on the wood you are OK. One other thought, an NGR stain should go on over almost any stain for a darker color as well. In the trade we use a glaze between coats to darken and perfect a color match, as well as spray toners a lot of the time. But most of these techniques are only used with lacquer and a sprayer. If you have a paint sprayer we can go into more detain on that method. Good luck, James S.

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