Using two different stains

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Forum topic by Austin posted 03-08-2010 01:28 AM 5343 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2010 01:28 AM

I am thinking about using two different stains on top of each other. I was was wondering if any of you had any advice about how to do this or if it is even a good idea.

The specific problem I have is that I bought a stain that I wanted to turn out more blueish in color. After I stained the piece it turned out more grey, so I’m thinking about using either a more blue stain on top or maybe a greenish stain on top. Should I lightly sand the first coat of stain before applying the second coat?

Any advice or tips would be great!

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 01:33 AM

I would recommend this from the Wood Whisperer

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 01:46 AM

There is no need to sand between different stains, but it would be a good idea to try the combination out on some scrap first so you know how it’s going to look.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 02:05 AM

Thanks for the link! I feel more comfortable tackling this project already. I will definitely try a scrap piece out first! I originally did a test piece and it was fine. I guess the greater volume of the color changed the appearance slightly.

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#4 posted 03-10-2010 02:49 AM

Thanks guys. I did the two different stains and it turned out better then what I originally wanted.

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