02:49AM | 12/05/03
Member Since: 12/03/03
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We are about to close on a new home and got in a weird position.

The home was under contract and the guy picked a few things on it, and then backed out. We put it under contract and got to do the design center stuff. Well, the disign center told us to pick the cabinet colors to match all our other choices and it turns out we are to late to change that item so now all our colors are off.

What I want to know is if there is an easy way to darken the existing stain by putting on a darker top coat, or if this would not bond correctly since the cabinets are already done?


11:18PM | 12/05/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
"What I want to know is if there is an easy way to darken the existing stain by putting on a darker top coat, or if this would not bond correctly since the cabinets are already done?"

Of course not.
To darken the cabinets you either need to intstall cabinets stained to your exact choice or have the present cabinets completely stripped and restained at a considerably more costly choice.


07:12PM | 12/11/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
You can with no problems darken them up if they don't have a sealer on top of the stain.
If it is only stained yes you can restain.
Even if it sealed sometimes the factory cabinets have such cheap sealer on it that you can sand it a bit and then you can apply the stain to darken,and then reseal them.
We have done this with about a 50 % chance of it working.


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