HELP Fixing a Too-Dark Stain Job
I am sick about the wood work in my house. I had my study, family room, kitchen island and bathroom stained and the color is way too dark. I wanted a rich dark espresso color and it came out mostly black. I approved the sample piece, but when it's all done, it look like it's been painted black. The wood is red oak and the painter sprayed it 1 coat of rosewood and 6 coat of ebony. I had to paid a premium because it was a dark stain and the number of time he had to sprayed it. Is there a way to fix this problem? I tried applying a red stain on top of it to give it some color, but it's just get darker. Please please give me some ideas on how fix it. The painter told me he can sand it down and start over, but it would cost a lot of $$$ to do it. I'm way over budget and can't afford to pay the painter to do it all over again. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.