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04-05-2009 11:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood stain finish problem question oak

Help for a Newbie—Purchased Red Oak Doors—Use a Sherwood wiping stain customized color the for stain. After 1st coat of Minwax Wipe-on poly had dried – I noticed several areas where it looked like flecks of “paint” were in it and would not “scratch away”. so I used very fine sandpaper to remove the white spots—but unfortunately it took some of the stain color off in the process— How can I “fix” the area where the stain came off so it matches the rest of the door—before I put the next coat of poly on it? THANKS

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 02:37 AM

I’m not a professional finisher- and don’t even play one on TV- but maybe you could try to lightly reapply some of the stain- and immediately wiping it off completely without time to really penetrate. Maybe a couple of cycles of stain/wipe off may match the color. I would leave the stain dry between cycles to allow for any color change during drying.

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 07:22 PM

Lew – Thanks for your reply. I have already tried to lightly reapply the stain—and wipe it off – unfortunately it does not blend in—And I’ve tried repeating the process—but again no luck. The “sanded” area still is lighter and noticable. (or perhaps I’m anal and can see it)

I’m thinking of sanding a much larger area—and then trying to reapply the stain—so that way—it is not as noticable—but am hoping that perhaps there is another trick to it.

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