07:01AM | 02/16/06
Member Since: 02/15/06
2 lifetime posts
help help help!

im a 26 yo female who doesn't know beans about wood! lol

I have a pine nook that i'd like to restain ebony to match my dining table. It has a VERY light finish on it, so would i have to sand thru this to stain it blk, or can i go right over the top?

I also have an antique hutch. I'd really like to stain it ebony as well so that i can leave it in the dining room with the table. Should i stain it, or leave it original, it's about 50+ years old, beautiful, but i'd like it better if it matched my table. I know that there would probably be alot of work to do this one, but i dunno.. kinda torn on it. I don't want the peice to loose it's value, but i don't like how it clashes with the rest of my furniture either.


07:26AM | 02/22/06
Member Since: 01/02/06
25 lifetime posts
first you have to determine if there is a sealer e.g(polyurithane) as no stain will do this by trying to scrach a area and see if anything peels or comes off. if use a striper to take it off. now you can try to aply stain but for best outcome sand the finish off. then stain following directions and follow with a sealer eg polyurithane. now to the hutch. diferent woods will stain diferent also it will decrease the value (i cant say how much) with a difrent wood it will be hard to impossible to get to mach 100%.thax and good luck



07:38AM | 02/22/06
Member Since: 02/15/06
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Man! I'll give it a go and see where i get... I just want everything all black. I'll do the scratch test tonight and see what's on there. :)


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