staining oiled wood???

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Old 12-04-03, 03:17 AM
bernielike
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staining oiled wood???

I got a beech countertop that came pre-oiled. I want to stain it very dark.

Can I stain pre-oiled wood easily? Should I use oil-based or water-based stain?
 
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Old 12-04-03, 08:01 AM
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What was used to oil it? Is it intended to be stained in its current condition? What does the manufacturer say?
 
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Old 12-04-03, 10:48 AM
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Not sure it doesn;t say. It's a table top from IKEA. I think just a light coat of some turpentine and oil maybe?

It does have enclosed instructions to oil it every 3 days for the first 2 months, and the wood feels pretty bare to me. That makes me think it's not heavily oiled right?

I'd rather stain and seal it. What do you think is the best way to do this for a kitchen table?
 
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Old 12-04-03, 08:25 PM
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You did not say what it is oiled with or whether or not it is intended to be stained in it current condition.

Given that the suface is contaminated with oil, stripping should prepare it for refinishing.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 12-04-03, 08:58 PM
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I SANDED IT LIGHTLY AND IT TOOK THE STAIN WELL. THANKS!!
 
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