|Forum topic by Targa||posted 06-17-2015 04:05 PM||1583 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
06-17-2015 04:05 PM
I recently added some additional kitchen cabinets finished in a merlot/Bordeaux satin finish. I also have some old solid maple wood kitchen cabinets in another part of the kitchen that have a clear poly or varnish on them. (I’ve tested the existing finish to insure the finish is not shellac, lacquer, water base or something not compatible with oil based products)
What I want to do is spray several light coats of tinted oil based poly on the existing kitchen cabinets to closely match the new ones. I’ve been able to create a close color match on scrap wood by using two different Zar oil based stain colors. (Dark Mahogany & Merlot in a 2 to 1 ratio)
I’ve been told by some experienced painters the best way to tint the poly so the grain of the wood in the old wood cabinets shows through and doesn’t look like its painted is by adding oil based paint not stain. I spoke with a Benjamin Moore paint dealer about doing this and they said they’ve never heard of using paint as a tinting agent they have always used stain.
Just wondering if anyone here has experience with what I’m trying to accomplish and the best way to do it.