Staining paneling

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Old 05-15-08, 08:23 AM
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I recently bought a home and the paneling in one of the rooms that receives direct sunlight has faded over time. Can I restain this paneling with a darker color stain to level out the color?

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Old 05-15-08, 09:20 AM
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Strictly speaking, stains are made to go on raw wood. You may be able to blend the faded portion in with a glaze.

Check with a good paint store - Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, etc. They will have (or have available) the expertise to guide you in this project.
 
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Old 05-15-08, 11:21 AM
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What type of paneling is it? how thick? solid wood or thin veneer?

You might be able to sand and then apply a coat of tinted poly like minwax's polyshades. This will work better if the fading is gradual, not like where a pic was hung and there is almost a line drawn between the 2 colors.
 
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Old 05-15-08, 11:30 AM
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RE: Re-stain paneling

Hello,

Thank you for the quick response. I can still find this paneling at places a like home depot. It is a very thin pine I believe. The previous owner apparently purchased this paneling ready to hang but was not completely happy with the color. He then stained it.

I found this out when I recently pulled the baseboards for lay new floors. So I thought I could apply a darker colored minwax stain to blend in....

Any thoughts?
 
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Old 05-15-08, 11:43 AM
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Assuming this is a thin veneer paneling, you can't sand it much but a scuff sand always helps the next coat to adhere.

You can't really apply a stain to a finished wood. It won't be obsorbed or dry well. Use minwax polyshades to make the paneling darker. Because this is a clear with color added you need to use care with application. Lap marks will have double the color, runs will also be a lot darker......... but applied neatly it will do a good job of altering the color.
 
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