|Forum topic by Patrick Jaromin||posted 05-22-2009 10:04 PM||987 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-22-2009 10:04 PM
My sister-in-law does interior decorating and is in a serious bind with a client…I’m trying to help her out and could use some advice.
Without getting into the long and sordid details of how we got here in the first place, here’s where things are…she has just delivered/installed a set of new cabinet doors. They are basic, flat, edge-banded cabinet-grade birch plywood that were stained a medium brown selected by the client and top-coated with polyurethane.
Unfortunately, the client is very unhappy with the result. The stain, as expected, emphasized the grain of the birch. They’re even unhappy with the visible joints in the veneer.
They don’t want them painted.
My suggestion to her was to lightly sand the polyurethane top coat with 220 and apply a gel stain—maybe even the “polyshades” combination stain/poly to try and even out and obscure the grain.
Does that seem reasonable? Think it’ll work?
...or does anyone have a better suggestion?
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog