staining teak a dark colour


  #1  
Old 06-08-09, 01:37 AM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 284
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Question staining teak a dark colour

Hi. I have a teak kitchen set that I really don't like the colour of. It is the typical orangey coloured teak, and I really want it to be a dark colour. No idea if it is solid teak or veneer...

Any suggestions on staining it? I would like to maybe use a dark walnut oil, and am hoping to just apply it directly, without having to do any sanding.

Has anyone ever stained teak furniture a dark colour? How did it turn out?

Could I just buy a water-based stain? or would it have to be an oil-based stain? Also, would it be best to buy that gel type or the type you just apply with a brush?

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
 
  #2  
Old 06-11-09, 06:31 AM
George's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Hill, Va. USA
Posts: 2,817
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Teak is an inherently oily wood. I'd use an oil based stain. If you're going for an exceptionally dark color the gel stains will be more suitable for your project.
 
  #3  
Old 06-17-09, 12:37 AM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 284
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Thanks for the reply.

I think I'll try a little dab (oil based) on the underside, and hopefully it'll work without doing any sanding. Thanks again.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: