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Lumberjunk

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04-13-2013 07:16 PM

I recently removed an in-cabinet oven, and demolished the homeowner’s old pantry. I will be constructing an oak floor-to-ceiling pantry piece in place of the old drywall pantry, and building raised panel oak doors to match the existing.

Would someone be interested in mixing a couple of quarts of stain for me to use on the project? I can stain and finish new pieces, but have no experience mixing pigments etc.
Just a minwax cookie cutter job. Nothing too elaborate. Homeowner would appreciate the new doors’ color not sticking out like a sore thumb.

I can mail one of the old doors out to you.

Please email me if interested, with what you would like for your time and effort. Hatemail8 AT yahoo.com

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cabmaker

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#1 posted 04-13-2013 09:03 PM

Uh No problem on doing a color match, bot do you not have a pro level paint store near you ? Where are you located ?

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Lumberjunk

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#2 posted 04-13-2013 09:16 PM

Sure do. There’s a Sherwin Willams 2 miles up the road. I’m in Woodridge, IL about 20miles west of Chicago

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Lumberjunk

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#3 posted 04-13-2013 09:18 PM

Do you think they could make up a batch with their eye machine like paints?
I didn’t think it would be that easy haha.

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#4 posted 04-13-2013 10:08 PM

Should be relativlely easy for them. Assuming they have experienced staff

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#5 posted 04-13-2013 10:49 PM

Look for a Benjamin Moore paint store, or a Sherwin Williams. Bring them a door and a reasonably sized piece of scrap wood. Leave it with them for a week+. They can find a stain (or a dye sometimes) to suit your project. The Benjamin Moore dealers around me are more than happy to provide the service, but they need time to do yours correctly. I’ve had this done a few times at my local Benjamin Moore store.

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 12:03 AM

I work for Sherwin Williams We Do them every day at work for all the shops, take a piece of new wood and a piece of the stain match should take the guys about ten minuets

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#7 posted 04-14-2013 12:05 AM

tried to post this all day had a pc problem BEN MOR uckkkkkkk sorry BM I do work for SW

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#8 posted 04-14-2013 12:06 AM

+1 for Sherwin Williams….been there for both paint and stain matching….perfect each time

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Lumberjunk

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#9 posted 04-14-2013 02:12 AM

Well thanks fellas. I’ll get on it monday morning.

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#10 posted 04-14-2013 02:26 AM

I usually do a sample board of several different colors and brands. Once I find a color that is close, I mix a small amount of universal colorant into my lacquer. Spraying tinted lacquer allows me to match the existing finish which has invariably faded or aged.
If the stain isn’t warm enough, I use burnt sienna colorant. If the stain is not dark enough, I use burnt umber colorant.

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