Last week I got a wild hair and decided to stain our kitchen cabinets a darker color. This will get the color right where you want it. There aren’t many stains that produce that chocolatey color but this is one of the best. A bit of toner sprayed onto the surface can blend and match almost any wood to almost any hue. I also read that water popping and dying are the extra steps some contractors take to minimize color inconsistency in maple wood. We like the simple plain color and aren’t looking for another color just a clear satiny or matte finish that protects them.
I’m gearing up to take on my maple kitchen cabinets that were built and finished by my father. But a straightforward paint type that’s washable for a kitchen and close to the cherry color you want might do the trick. Finally, contractors also should be aware that waterpopped stained floors need longer dry times due to the extra amount of stain absorbed into the floor. I’m almost certain the wood is maple since the cabinet is in almost perfect condition, no dings or scratches, even after over 50 years in public service.
If upgrading the cabinets is not in the budget find out what will compliment them. I am not a big oak” fan – so after we picked out the crib – I knew I wanted to strip this puppy down and restain it darker to match the crib. Matt – It’s really hard to answer this question without knowing the wood or thickness of top layer or way it was installed. We went with that and now have a slightly darker than medium colour, but red has gone.
It is often difficult to see the logic in buying an expensive exotic species with an extraordinary color and trying to stain it to be a different color. They also have the proper equipment to handle the job efficiently, including power sanders to remove the existing finish and to prepare the wood to accept new stain. Hi, I’ve stripped a solid maple desk and am researching the best way to finish it. The wood is very uneven in color, and I want it to look like natural wood, but with an even color. There is some prep but the job is nothing like getting them down to bare wood and new stain.
Any finish left in the wood will inhibit absorption of stain, which might very well be what your already seeing when you try to stain. And the stain is Sherwin Willams Wood Classic oil stain, mixed by the store manager to my liking. Here’s the great thing about oak cabinets – they are solid wood (not the interiors necessarily, but the doors at least). Yeah, I know, a highly figured piece of figured maple is hard to come by, but be selective when choosing wood for your project. Well once you have a color on the surface, you can’t really go lighter….unless you remove the color.
Waterborne finishes do nothing to enhance the depth of color of a stained floor in comparison to an oil-based product. When stain seeps up onto the surface of the wood after the floor has been wiped down, that’s known as bleedback.” It’s usually caused by flooding the floor with too much stain or using multiple coats of stain. I think I would keep the floors the color they are and refinish the cabinets into a darker brown finish. Let me first say that I did do something right and cleaned all of the cabinets with TSP. He has seen a lot of floors that have been badly stained and it’s not a pretty picture. I was a little concerned ebony would be too dark, but they really aren’t that dark at all.