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|02-08-2010, 04:15 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
First Name: Terry
Project: Refacing Kitchen Cabinets.
Problem: Matching the new doors to the existing cabinet fronts.
Wood is pine veneered plywood. Cabinets have been in place 30 years. I believe they were never stained . . . just finished with multiple coats of urethane. They are a deep, yellowish, honey colour now.
I have tried to match this with several minwax stains but really have not even come close.
Incidentally, the sample chips in the store displays seem wildly inaccurate. I mean Puritan Pine#218 and Natural#209 are pretty much indistinguishable in the store display. You get 'em home and try 'em . . . they are totally different, supposedly on the same wood as the sample chips.
Sanding off the many coats or urethane is not an option. Veneering the old cabinets might be . . . but I really don't want to do it.
Every teensy can of stain I try costs me $8 . . . and then has to be disposed of if it doesn't match. I am going broke and creating a hazardous waste disposal problem while building my own frustration level. it's a lose, lose, lose situation.
Has anyone found a stain to closely match 30 year old polyurethane? I am not being overly picky here . . . I can't even get close.
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|02-08-2010, 06:01 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2006
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First Name: Mike
If you use an oil based poly, they will eventually darken to a close shade as the present cabinets.
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