Staining previously stained surfaces

jaschwartzAugust 21, 2007

Hello. I have a room with decorative wood "beams" that are already stained, but not topcoated with any kind of polyurethane or varnish. I want to apply a darker stain. Do I need to strip off the current stain, or can I simply sand and apply my new stain on top as if it were bare wood?

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I would do this by using a glazing technique. "Glazing" refers to brushing the stain on and not wiping it off. I'd use a gel stain--a lot less messy than wiping stain when staining overhead.

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