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cherylcher 06-22-2010 01:12 PM

Staining
 
I am redoing my kitchen cupboards and woodwork. I am finding that I have different kinds of wood throughout the kitchen. I was going to leave everything natural, but I am not a fan of light wood. So, I want to stain now. My question is, with the different kinds of wood in the kitchen will the stain turn out ok? Or will it have different shades because of the different types of wood?

Please help. This has been a nightmare project. Plus, I have a disability and the work has been slow because of it. Any input will be helpful.

Thank you.
Cheryl

slickgt1 06-22-2010 02:42 PM

Yup it will have different shades. It won't be too noticable if the peices are not right next to each other. I say give it a try on the insides of doors and you will see. I recommend Oil Based ZAR stain. And Oil Based ZAR poly.

Ron6519 06-24-2010 01:18 PM

Without experience, staining this set up to get an acceptable result will be very hard. I would practice on three pieces of a similar wood to see if you'll be successful before doing any part of the cabinets.
You should know what species of wood you have.
Ron

cherylcher 06-24-2010 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 460855)
Without experience, staining this set up to get an acceptable result will be very hard. I would practice on three pieces of a similar wood to see if you'll be successful before doing any part of the cabinets.
You should know what species of wood you have.
Ron

Thanks Ron,

I've done staining before but it has been on all of the same type of wood. I believe some of the wood is pine. There has been some plywood installed also. Which of course I didn't know about until I got down to the bare wood. Also, the frames of the doorways are oak. If this helps with an answer, I would greatly appreciate!!!!!
Cheryl

cherylcher 06-24-2010 06:29 PM

Staining reply
 
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Originally Posted by slickgt1 (Post 459862)
Yup it will have different shades. It won't be too noticable if the peices are not right next to each other. I say give it a try on the insides of doors and you will see. I recommend Oil Based ZAR stain. And Oil Based ZAR poly.

Hi, Thanks for your input. I don't know what Zar is. Is that the name brand of stain and poly?

Cheryl

chrisn 06-25-2010 04:06 AM

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Ron6519 06-25-2010 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by cherylcher (Post 460943)
Thanks Ron,

I've done staining before but it has been on all of the same type of wood. I believe some of the wood is pine. There has been some plywood installed also. Which of course I didn't know about until I got down to the bare wood. Also, the frames of the doorways are oak. If this helps with an answer, I would greatly appreciate!!!!!
Cheryl

Pine and the plywood will absorb the stain quicker then oak and get darker and splotch. You would need to apply a stain conditioner to these to regulate the absorption into the wood. Older wood will suck in the stain differently then new wood, so light coats would be the way to go.
Ron


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