Help- Refinishing free bedroom suite

Old 07-17-13, 11:34 AM
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Help- Refinishing free bedroom suite

Hey Guys,

I got this bedroom suite from a friend. It's a solid wood Broyhill set that include queen bed, dresser & mirror, night stand, well as a sealy mattress and boxspring.

I'm told it's a pretty decent set of furniture, which made the cost of renting a truck and moving it a no-brainer for me.

I honestly like the set a lot, I just wish it had a darker finish.

Can someone offer advice suggestions for going about staining this furniture? I assume I need to sand off the top coat, use some sort of stripper, and then apply a new finish and poly top coat?

Also, can anyone tell me from the pictures what type of wood this is?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 07-17-13, 03:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

How much darker do you want them? For subtle color changes using a tinted poly like Minwax's PolyShades is the easiest way to go. You'd just need to remove any wax/polish, scuff sand and apply the tinted poly. It's always best to top coat the tinted poly with clear poly to protect the color from wearing off.

To restain, you need to use a chemical stripper, then sand. Once all the existing finish is removed you can apply your new stain.
Old 07-18-13, 12:18 PM
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You just got them - in my opinion, the simplest thing to do is live with them for a couple months, as you may decide you like the color more than you thought you would and end up saving yourself a lot of work.

You decide you do want to do this, Mark gave you good advice.

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