Stained new stools - too orange :(


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Old 03-10-05, 10:20 AM
lantonel
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Question Stained new stools - too orange :(

Hi,

I just redid my kitchen with maple cabinets. The final project is to stain three bar stools in a similar maple stain. I stained one of them with colonial maple. The first coat was fine, but I felt it was too light so added a second coat of stain. Now it is too orange. Is there anyway to tone it down a bit or is all lost?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 03-11-05, 03:35 PM
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you can try to wash off some stain with paint thinner and a scotch pad,
green. or you can do the same thing to the other two stools that you
did to the first one, then you could use a white wash, diluted, wiped
on and off quickly. if that is too white, then restain with maple.

prob you have is that the stools are not maple are they?
 
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Old 03-15-05, 12:15 PM
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Thanks! The scotch pad is working great! The stain came off quite a bit! Do I need to do anything to the wood before I try to restain it (to remove the paint thinner). The wood looks like it is a little whiteish maybe residue from the thinner? Do I need to wash it off? Also, I used colonial maple for stain but when I try to restain I want to try to tone down the orange in it and make it more tan, any suggestions on what colors might be a good "tan" to mix in? I know I have to play with it, but I don't want to have to buy a bunch of different stains to get the tan affect.

Thanks so much! I already feel like this project is no longer hopeless.

PS do you suggest staining with a rag or a sponge? I did the sponge but think maybe it wasn't the best idea on a chair with spindles.
 
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Old 03-15-05, 01:05 PM
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use 220 paper and resand by hand, tack, then stain.
as to colour mixing over the net, well, its best done in person, at least
for me.
remember that generally one wants to do the same thing to all pieces
in order for them to match. you have one stool that has been stained
multiple times and some stain removed, the other two have no stain.

i use rags generally, if the piece is not sanded well it will snag the rag,leaving
threads and if you dont catch it before you top coat, there you are.
 
 

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