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Old 03-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Staining Cabinets??? HELP


Hi, I am really want to re-stain our walnut cabinets and need help. I am not sure what is a good stain to use, I want a deep chocolate cabinet. Dose walnut stain well? How far does a gallon of stain go?

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Walnut stains very well. A gallon goes a very long way. To get a deep finish you may want to use a dye stain followed by a wiping stain. Buy quality stains at a paint store. Stay away from low quality like minwax and such. I use Mohawk stains.

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Try to find an inconspicious place to do some testing first with some samples.
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if you want to get a professional look, make sure that you stain between coats. After sanding, you may want to wipe it with steel wool as well. i dont know the methods/madness behind it but I have done it both ways and and the sanding between makes it look so much better.
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if you want to get a professional look, make sure that you stain between coats. After sanding, you may want to wipe it with steel wool as well. i dont know the methods/madness behind it but I have done it both ways and and the sanding between makes it look so much better.

Maybe a typo? Stain between coats? I think you mean sand between coats. But if using a dye and wiping stain which will give a much deeper look you would not sand between coats of stain. You stain let dry stain let dry and seal. Then sand wipe clean tack cloth and then two or more top coats. You always sand between finishing coats to scuff the surface enough to allow better adhesion of the next coat. (no madness involved here) Sanding or wiping with steel wool is the same thing. One is used for some materials and finishes or surfaces and sanding is used in other cases.
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Preciate that catch. sorry, I did mean stain. Just going by what i have always been told. didnt mean to give any misinformation.

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