staining wood furniture

Old 04-07-14, 06:01 AM
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staining wood furniture

Hello, I needed help with some furniture that I bought. The original colour is a pine gloss. I want to make it darker to match my teak looking furniture. I don't want to spend time sanding the whole thing down, what would happen if i just used a stain over the existing piece? I don't have a clue about stains, varnishes, paints etc. I have been picking up odd bits of furniture with the intention of painting or staining them. I just started reading about the process and I'm wondering if there's some product out there that could be brushed on/ sprayed on? Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-07-14, 06:21 AM
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Stain only works over raw unsealed wood! A lot of the stain's drying properties are achieved thru absorption, sealed wood can't absorb stain. Usually you can apply a tinted poly over sealed wood to change the color but that generally works best if you're only wanting to go a shade or two darker [or different color] To apply enough tinted poly to make a major color change would require multiple coats and the end result is apt to look more like paint than stain.

It would be best to either strip the existing finish to stain it darker .... or live with the lighter color.

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