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Old 09-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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I stained one of my doors and found out that the middle panel is made of two pieces of wood , the stain did not apply the same on the two pieces , as you can see one part is way to dark . im wondering if there is a way to lighten this and match the rest of the door better, im not excpecting perfect . i used pre stain conditioner and used miniwax driftwood stain color . my other doors worked good and didnt have this issue . not sure why that piece of wood stained so dark compared to the rest .


worst case senario get a new door 100.00 and reject this one aside .
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In my experience, it's next to impossible to lighten up stain that's already imbedded into the wood fibers of the door. You can sand til your arms fall off, and, still you end up with the same result. You did everything right........preconditioner, etc. This is just one of those cases where you have to bite the bullet and buy a new door........that is, if you want a better result.

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One thing you might consider is to remove the door, place it on saw horses, tape off the dark area and apply a two part wood bleach as directed. This will lighten the dark area and after staining again should blend fairly well with the rest of the door. When beaching wood with the wood bleach it’s very important to follow the directions to the tee, no creative short cuts.

Gymschu brings up a good point regarding the wood already stained, that could be the fly in the ointment, but it’s worth a try if you want.
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^^^I would also try the wood bleach.
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Can you use that one as a closet door with the odd stain on the inside?
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see if you can take that door back.that piece of wood should have been rejected in the assembly of that door .your buying a stain grade door and this is not imho
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see if you can take that door back.that piece of wood should have been rejected in the assembly of that door .your buying a stain grade door and this is not imho


I finally got back to the store and he said its most likely is a factory defect and its returnable .

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