changing color of oil finished oak

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Forum topic by 64cuda posted 06-23-2012 10:00 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2012 10:00 PM

Hi wanted to change the color of the oak to a darker color, it is oil finish can i just put the new oil finish on top of the old finish did’t want to make a big project out of it

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 06:56 PM

Any oil based stain will work. When that’s dry after a couple days, it can be topped with an oil or poly.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 07:10 PM

Glazing stains also work. Meant to be put between two coats of finish.

-- John

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 08:10 PM

Yes, you can stain over oil finish. Just make sure the surface is clean and free of silicone. I would experiment on some less visible portion of the piece to get the the color right. It is not going to drink it in like raw wood so you may have apply a darker stain than you would need on raw wood to get the color you want.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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