Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

I need to stain cabinet but wood varies from light/dark


Hi all, I just joined the forums here. I'm a carpenter and I'm competent with wood working but I'm not a painter. I'm not very good with paint (becuase I usually make a mess) and I hate doing it, therefore I've avoided it all my life & I have little to no experience with painting & staining.

But at the time I'm out of regular work & helping my mother redo her 2 bathrooms in her house. I've been building her a cabinet & at the moment i'm constructing the face frame. It's going to go wall to wall & the face frame is made with 1x3 rails & styles of red oak. But on the ends the styles will need to be about 3-4" each so a 1x3 wouldn't do. I bought a 1"x6"x6' and have already cut it down to make the end styles but as I dry fit these end styles on I see that while they are the same type of wood as the rest of the face frame (red oak), the styles are a much darker red tone than the rest of the face frame which is lighter & paler. It's all unsanded & unfinished. I haven't put the end styles on yet.

I was planning on using a moderately dark stain. I'm wondering if after the stain is on if it will all look ok? As it is, dry & unfinished, it seems to clash. I just hate to spend another $20 because the board is the wrong color. I've already made two different $20 mistakes which were completely bone-headed moves on my part and I don't want this to cost my mother more than it needs to.

If it doesn't look better after stained then, isn't there a way to darken or lighten the parts to make them a closer match?

P.S. I haven't bought stain yet, so I haven't yet made any samples.

thx to anyone that helps,
gus

smally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,620
Blog Entries: 1
Default

I need to stain cabinet but wood varies from light/dark


Try a sample--oak takes stain well---My guess is that the variation will be acceptable.

Flecto (Varithane) has little ketchup packet sized samples at .25 cents each--Menards has Flecto in this area.

All you can do is try--You already cut the board--Give it a shot---Mike---

oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2
Default

I need to stain cabinet but wood varies from light/dark


Well, I finally found the answer to my own question. I thought I'd post the link in case anyone else is needing to know or interested. Now I just gotta find this stuff so I can get back to work

http://www.woodmagazine.com/material...h-wood-bleach/

Hope that helps someone else.

BTW before I found this, I went into the lowes today & brought some scrap pieces of wood. I played around w/ some stains & decided to go w/ Minwax's dark walnut. But I had a piece of the 1x6 (which was very red) & also a couple scraps of 1x3 (that were not nearly as red). Once stained when the 2 pieces were next to each other they still stood out, so I guess I need to bleach the 1x6 styles before I finish the face-frame.
smally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,620
Blog Entries: 1
Default

I need to stain cabinet but wood varies from light/dark


Be careful with that wood bleach--It will completely change the way the wood takes the stain--

It usually leaves a yellow cast to oak---Experiment.--Mike---
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for suggestions on kitchen cabinet stain color.....pictures attached Rhizzlebop Interior Decorating 15 04-05-2010 02:43 PM
Bullseye 1-2-3 or Cover Stain for bare interior wood? cej22 Painting 5 07-09-2009 03:09 AM
How to pick a wood stain? integlikewhoa Flooring 2 06-15-2009 09:50 AM
Stain Brochures vs Wood Samples rjordan392 Painting 5 04-08-2009 05:28 PM
Help! Our contractor made our kitchen cabinet door stain TOO ORANGE! Nikki99 Painting 12 11-19-2007 11:45 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.