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Trying to create a contrast to red mahogany

Posted by pam_whitbyon (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 27, 10 at 18:26

We've just done our floors (Northern Red Pine) in Winmax Red Mahogany. The result is a lovely warm brown. But we're having trouble trying to find a stain to use on the kitchen cabinets and bench, same wood. We tried Golden Oak and it looked too yellow/green next to the red mahogany.

I suggested my husband try mixing 1 part red chestnut with 4 parts pickled oak but the result came out as a weird pinkish wash, definitely looks milky. Is pickled oak opaque?

Provincial looks like it might be a good match but I think it's too dark. Is there a way to lighten a stain?

Or if you can figure out what it is I'm looking for, that would be even better ;)

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RE: Trying to create a contrast to red mahogany

To create a lighter shade of a pigmented stain, just mix in "natural" color stain. "Natural" is the same base formula with minimal or no pigments added. Make sure to mix the entire batch before staining your project to ensure a uniform color.

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