Restaining is the question......

Old 11-26-04, 06:15 AM
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Here is my problem. About a year ago I stained some oak boards to build a entertainment center, they Never got polyed, just stained. We are ready to start building it and now my wife wants the boards to be a darker color stain. Is it possible to apply a darker stain and will the boards accept it. I have never done this before and just thought for sure some of you have. Thanks for the replys
Old 11-26-04, 08:12 AM
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Welcome to the DIY Forums.
You can restain the boards a darker color and the wood will absorb it. Sand the boards lightly or use steel wool before the application of stain.Sanding will remove "fuzzies" and open the pores of the wood to make it ready to accept the stain. Also use a tack cloth to remove any residue from sanding.
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Old 12-06-04, 06:58 PM
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your level of success will depend heavily on the kind of stain you used. penetrating stains will seal the wood and you wil have to sand to open up the grain to take more stain. if you used a dye stain then just go to town.

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