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Old 08-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Darkening Finished Trim


The windows in my house are relatively new. They appear to be pine with maple trim clear coated with what I assume to be urethane. The original doors and baseboard in the house are stained (pretty dark). Can the windows be re-coated with something, a stain/urethane combination perhaps, so they more closely match the trim/doors? Or is this a bad idea once wood has been finished?

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The windows in my house are relatively new. They appear to be pine with maple trim clear coated with what I assume to be urethane. The original doors and baseboard in the house are stained (pretty dark). Can the windows be re-coated with something, a stain/urethane combination perhaps, so they more closely match the trim/doors? Or is this a bad idea once wood has been finished?
You can restain a wood product if you remove the topcoat. Stripping off the urethane would be a start.
There is a product by Minwax, called Polyshades which is a stain/poly combination. Colors are limited and application is problematic to get a specific color.

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