Dark stain on pine..please help!!
Hi. I had a screen door made to match my front door. It is pine just because it was more affordable. The front door is mahogany stained with walnut...very very rich dark brown.
I conditioned my pine screen door, then used 4 coats of minwax woodfinish. But really after the first coat, it doesn't seem to be absorbing any more color. Now I have read it isn't the best product to use. The color of the pine is beautiful and even, but way too light (more like a golden oak). I need really dark. So where do I go from here, buy some Sherwin Wms stain?...can I do that over the minwax? Suck it up and paint it dark brown? (can i do that over the stain)
I am really dissappointed as i had no idea how hard it would be to get a dark color.Thanks in advance for any help.