Finish New Maple Kitchnen Cabinets


Old 05-02-05, 03:46 AM
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Finish New Maple Kitchnen Cabinets

I just built new Hard Maple kitchen cabinets. When the oil based stain is wiped on it is not even. The solid wood and venneer take the stain different. How is the best way to finish them? What is the best, fastest dry clear that can be sprayed on them after staining?
Old 05-02-05, 03:54 AM
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Since veneer and solid wood have different properties, they need to be stainned different if you wish them to look the same. You may be able to accomplish this by varying the amount of time the stain is left on the wood before wiping. Otherwise you will need to alter the color of the stain. Remember the differences in color and grain is part of the beauty of wood.
As far as I know laquer is the fastest drying finish but it is not used much any more. If using varnish you can add japan drier but if you use too much it will take away the shine.
Old 05-02-05, 10:08 AM
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Regardless if you mix up a different stain or not, you'll still have color varation. The way professionals do it, is to use Aniline Dyes, which is a sprayed on process to achieve color consistancy.

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