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

Posted by matt62963 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 30, 08 at 12:10

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

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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