soild interior stain??

Old 11-17-08, 11:35 AM
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soild interior stain??

I have a coffee table that is in severe need of refinishing. I want to make the legs darker, (almost paint dark)than the top and I have stripped and sanded the legs down, I was loking for an interior solid stain and couldn't find on. I settled for a penetrating oil based stain, color Ebony, but it is not dark enough. My question is, can I use an exterior solid stain and still put a finish coat of ply on the legs? or should I continue to apply the penetrating stain and rub off? I have 3 coats of stain on so far and it still is far from dark? suggestions?? thanks
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I suppose you could use an exterior oil base solid stain but I'm not sure how it would react when you apply the poly. IMO a better solution would be to apply a dark tinted poly over the stain. Tinted poly [like minwax polyshades] can be tricky to apply. It must be applied evenly! Any runs or areas that recieve more tint will be darker, missed or light spots will be lighter. It isn't a coating that responds well to over brushing or touch up.

It's doubtfull the wood will accept more penetrating stain.

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