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08-04-2010 02:47 AM

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While staining a new door (unfinished pine) today we realized too late that the color is wrong. We were looking for a brownish stain to match the rest of the wood trim in a house we’re remodeling. An employee at a door company suggested Zar “dark mahogany”. The color on the sample wheels looked like a good match. We stained the door under our house (we’re up on stilts) under a regular light bulb and it looked right going on. After it was dry enough to move we brought it out into the daylight and realized the color is red! Sorry for the long story, but my question is… can we darken the color on the door?

Thanks guys. Jim

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 02:56 AM

Sure. Any stain you use on top of what you have done, as long as you didnt use the stain mixed with a sealer should help to change the color. I would suggest getting some scrap pine wood and staining it with the dark mahogany first then test some other colors over it until you find what you want, then restain the door. You could try a wood dye to darken it too, such as TransTint.

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