Refinishing old pine door


Old 03-19-03, 06:33 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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
Sponsored Links
Old 03-19-03, 05:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 9,483
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: