|Forum topic by Carol2009||posted 10-13-2009 06:52 PM||1146 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-13-2009 06:52 PM
I have stripped the sealer/finish off an oak florescent light cover. The wood was previously stained with a light to medium tone stain – looks like it may be honey color. The longer the wood dries after stripping the lighter it seems to be getting.
My kitchen cabinets are finished darker (more medium or a bit darker than medium) so I would like to stain the wood to match. Now that the finish is off can I stain over the previous stain or do I need to sand it right down? As far as mixing one stain over top of another can that lead to severe discoloration like turning green or something weird like that?
I would also like to fasten a hinge to the piece that covers the lights so its easier for changing bulbs but not sure which hardware would be best for this – think a piano hinge might work but am concerned there would be a gap around the other sides where the hinge is not fastened. Also might need clasps/latches or something to keep the panel from opening? Any ideas?
Thanks for your time, Carol