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Old 02-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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I'm refinishing a King Size Bed frame. I'm pretty sure that it's Cherry wood with a dark cherry finish. I've sanded it down and am ready to spray a new dark cherry finish on. It's scuffed up pretty good. Will that be adequate to put on the new finish or should I strip the old finish off?

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Let me clarify: I'm refinishing a bed frame with a dark cherry stain. The current stain is already dark cherry stain.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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I'm refinishing a King Size Bed frame. I'm pretty sure that it's Cherry wood with a dark cherry finish. I've sanded it down and am ready to spray a new dark cherry finish on. It's scuffed up pretty good. Will that be adequate to put on the new finish or should I strip the old finish off?

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I never spray stains. Not sure if anyone else would or has. I've never seen a stain sprayed on.
I would apply the stain with a lint free rag or apply with a brush and wipe excess stain off. After stain is dry THEN I would spray on the clear polyurethane finish. You could also use lacquer clear.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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Wut about the stripper?
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Strippers are unlikely to do much to stain and are mainly for paint and other coating on the surface of something. Stain by nature is supposed to get into the grain and it is unlikely you will be able to strip it out. You can try bleaching but this may or may not work depending on the grain and how dark the original stain is.

That said, if you are trying to re-stain or even out or darken the stain on the bed, you should strip any varnish or poly off the surface or the new stain will not not absorb into the wood. The only other option would be some sort of opaque gel stain or glaze.
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Wut about the stripper?
I did not reply about any stripper because in your original post you said "I've sanded it down and ready.....".

I'd go with what SDSESTER said though and use an opaque gel stain or glaze.
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Put paint thinner on a rag and dampen what you want to stain. If it looks blotchy, that's what your new stain will look like. If you don't get every bit of the old finish off you will have a mess. Strip and sand well, is my recommendation. Make sure you sand with the grain or you will get scratch marks.
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"ready to spray a new dark cherry finish "

Is this a varnish/stain or a colored lacquer? For either you will need to strip, neutralize the surface, and sand to smooth the finish and open the grain. If it looks blotchy you can diminish that with a gel stain and then apply a clear, not colored, finish over it. I would suggest a satin polyurathane for toughness and to diminish any defects that refinishing may cause.
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It's a dark cherry stain and im planning on finishing with a semi-gloss poly urethane. Why do u propose the satin poly finish?
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Semi-Gloss is okay, particularly if there is no un-eveness, gouges or other defects. The more the sheen is increased, the more light reflectance you get, making the defects stand out a little more. On the flip side, the higher the sheen, the harder the finish. Use your judgement.
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Thanks Seņor Paint and everyone else for ur input
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I'm refinishing a King Size Bed frame. I'm pretty sure that it's Cherry wood with a dark cherry finish. I've sanded it down and am ready to spray a new dark cherry finish on. It's scuffed up pretty good. Will that be adequate to put on the new finish or should I strip the old finish off?

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I would strip the old finish off first, so you can start fresh for an even uniform finish. When stripping stain Peel Away stripper works pretty well, but like any stripper it takes time and patience. Peel Away can be found in Sherwin Williams. Google it.

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