Wood Banister Repair


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Old 11-10-21, 04:27 AM
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Wood Banister Repair

We have a home that had a golden oak entertainment center and wood banister. The prior owner had them redone in a dark walnut, looks beautiful. Movers scratched the banister and even w/ sanding the area, the stains and touchup pens aren't similar to whatever he put on. Its almost like he painted it, but you can see the wood grain. It also appears he put a semi gloss or gloss over the banister, so I know hat is some of the difference. Any suggestions other than miniwax products which I have and tried? thank you!
 
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A picture would be helpful here.
You may have made it harder to hide with what you have done so far.
 
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welcome to the forums!
pics would definitely help us help you
 
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Old 11-15-21, 11:38 AM
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Pictures of banister




The honey oak was the original color, prior owner stained it a dark walnut, lighter in some areas as you can see. The movers scratched some areas and rubbed off others. No local store stain seems to get the deep color here.
 
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They might have used a tinted poly like Minwax's Polyshades. Interior wood stains aren't that opaque. You might try sanding it down some [assuming the damage is limited to the newel cap] and then apply 2-3 coats of tinted poly.
 
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Old 11-15-21, 02:15 PM
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Touching up stuff like that is an art few people can pull off. I'd be inclined to either let it go or be prepared to sand down that whole top and duplicate whatever process you found by testing on scrap wood which met your standards.
 
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