French Doors :My stain won't dry!!?!

matt62963November 30, 2008

I have applied two coats of stain two my bare pine french doors: one Minwax and one Varathane in an effort to get the right deep burned cherry shade we were looking for; I have waited for nearly a week and the stain will not dry and does not seem to have taken to the wood? Can I apply the polyurethane coat to seal it or should I not have mixed the two different brands and need to do something else?? Thanks, Matt

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stevega

It sounds like the doors are either not wood or are sealed instead of bare wood. Did you wipe off the stain and did the wood take the color? I refinished a new Itea console (some kind of laminate?) to change the color from blond to dark cherry. A combination of dye and stain got the color I wanted but it was laying on the surface so brushing would smear it. I sprayed with shellac and lacquer to seal. You might spray with shellac and brush on a poly finish. I would try a sample on the edge with the hinges that doesn't show.

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