Wrong stain colour

ladybuggyJuly 26, 2014

I just had my deck stained with a semi-solid water based stain. We hired someone to do the work. He did a great job, but the stain is the wrong colour. We wanted a taupey grey and instead got a silvery (almost blue) grey. Does not match with the rest of my home. It's not the contractor's fault as we picked out the colour.

My question is can we apply new stain on top without doing the prep work again? Or should I just learn to live with the colour for the next few years.

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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I would Google stain manufacturing companies. Thompson's Waterseal is one, and ask your question.

They are all about selling product, and should provide some good information for you.

Good luck to you! Picking the wrong color sucks, but they give you this tiny sample, and hard to visualize over the grand scheme.

Suzi

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 12:38PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I would Google stain manufacturing companies. Thompson's Waterseal is one, and ask your question.

They are all about selling product, and should provide some good information for you.

Good luck to you! Picking the wrong color sucks, but they give you this tiny sample, and hard to visualize over the grand scheme.

Suzi

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 12:48PM
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millworkman

You can stain over it but you will never get it to the color you chose originally that way. The only way to get even close to the original color is to strip it chemically.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 4:48PM
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