Matching custom stain on damaged areas

klugfamilyDecember 13, 2009

My kitchen was done 7 years ago and had a custom stain applied to the cabinets. The quarter round at the base of the cabinets has taken a beating in some of high traffic areas (see photos) and I would like it redone. The finisher is no longer in business so I need another option. Anyone have a DIY idea, or know of a good stain guy in the Orange County, CA area?

Thanks for any info you can provide.

Dave

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41582421@N05/sets/72157622869108869/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41582421@N05/4182620428/in/set-72157622869108869/

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41582421@N05/4182620428/in/set-72157622869108869/

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rjinga

have you tried Restore a Finish? It would be an inexpensive attempt, it might work for you? about $8 a can, so worth a try.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 9:13PM
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dilettante_gw

I wouldn't use Restor-A-Finish on modern cabinets. RAF is meant to dissolve antique finishes such as lacquer, shellac, or varnish, and if you use it, you can't topcoat with polyurethane.

I suggest that you take one of your cabinet doors into a good woodworking shop and ask what they recommend. They may be able to give you the name of a local refinisher, if you don't feel confident doing the work yourself.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 4:52PM
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