Stain over exisiting stain?

Old 03-16-08, 12:38 PM
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Question Stain over exisiting stain?

I have a finished dining room set that I would like to change the color of the wood to match a China Hutch I have. Can i apply stain over the existing wood to make the color more red and darker than its present color or do I have to strip everything and start again? Is there any product to darken and change the tone to a redder wood by just applying over the existing finish???Other than painting.
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Sealed wood won't accept stain. Short of stripping the wood you can apply a tinted poly over the finish to color it some. Tinted finishes like minwax polyshades must be applied evenly because light or missed areas will have less/no color added while lap marks, runs, etc will have too much color.

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