learning not to mix mystery stains

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Project by kansas posted 09-13-2014 01:14 AM 1228 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I credit this project with completely removing my desire to try mixing mystery stains together. I was trying to get a dark stain.. one too dark, one too light, different brands, but both oil based. Figurd what the heck, done it many times. started with bare oak, looked fine going on. probably rushed the poly, trying to get it done. anyway, 3 days later still sticky. ended up completely sanding it down after a aggreesive scrub with acetone. Bought new can of S-W brand. Finally got something I can live with but the staining took longer than building it.

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 01:17 PM

Kansas, I can’t tell you how many times I have fallen into the “it seemed like a good idea at the time” trap. Looks like you recovered well and have a super nice piece for your efforts. Fine job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 09:35 PM

prolly rushed the poly … yup

cabinet looks great … and stain has good depth

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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