Refinishing old pine door

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Old 03-19-03, 06:33 AM
emmiha
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Refinishing old pine door

My house is all wood. I needed to replace a door and bought an OLD pine door. When stripped, it is much darker than the other wood. I know it's pine though. How can I stain it to match the other wood? My walls are a reddish color. The color of this old door is a brownish color when it was stripped. What's the deal with this. I don't know what to do??? My handy man thought he was helping me and put a stain on the doors and it looks like muddy brown color, it's awful. Now I know I have to strip it again. Do I have to use Kutz It or can I just sand the doors? PLEASE HELP ME. THANKS
 
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Old 03-19-03, 05:15 PM
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It will be best to strip the stain off. Then start anew.

Wood is a natural product, yielding natural results. There are many variations among species of wood. Color and grain pattern can vary widely. Pine darkens with age and exposure to light. Once the stain is stripped off of this door, you may be able to lighten it somewhat with the application of wood bleach, oxalic acid.

Hope this helps.
 
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