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I need to know if I can stain a light oak dresser honey oak

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Posted 2013-10-03T19:08:25+0000  by soberfree soberfree
 

Hey soberfree!

 

Changing from Light Oak to a darker color is not too will much work ... particularly when you use a Stain and Polyurethane product.

 

Varathane sells Summer Oak in their Stain and Polyurethane product line.

Varathane Stain and Polyurthane.jpg

This product simply requires that you break the gloss on your existing finish using 220-grit sandpaper.

 

Wipe off the sanding dust with a dry terry towel ... no solvents required.

 

Then use a natural bristle brush to make long, flowing strokes as you smooth a coat onto the surface.

 

Allow the first coat to dry about six-hours and apply your second coat.

 

The new color will show through on the first coat and even out into your new color on the second.

 

NOTE:

Three important things:

1) Make long, flowing strokes, not the choppy back-and-forth strokes you commonly see;

2) No solvents are required for this project; and

3) After application, resist the urge to reach in and "fix" an imperfection ... use a small piece of 220-grit to smooth imperfections between coats.

 

FINALLY:

If you choose to apply traditional stain, you will have to sand all the way down to the wood ... much more work!

 

 

Posted 2013-10-03T20:01:40+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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