Wood Stain Help

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  1. weasleman

    weasleman Plankton

    Mar 7, 2008
    I am using an AG pine stand stained oak in color. Just started my new canopy build and was wondering if anybody has tried to get a close match to the AG stand color. Looking for ideas.
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  3. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

    Sep 9, 2007
    Quebec City
    Id just take a pic to the local hardware store and ask em to mach it up:)
  4. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

    Aug 16, 2006
    All wood's will stain differently But if you are trying to get close to the A/G wood color its called classic Oak I think if you use the Min wax brands its either going to be either their # Natural 209 and or the Golden Oak to match really close the to thier factory stain . But pine will stain way way off color from oak you may have to wipe it off faster and not let it stain to deeply .. I think on Pine I used the Min Wax Provincial 211 mixed with their Pickled Oak 260 also I have used their Ipswich Pine 221 for a close match

    I have all of these stain Numbers on a color chart so I can get close to start off But you can match the colors you have to what colors you want.. Just start with light coats and not let them set long before wiping off you can always go longer to get darker But once its dark its hard to impossible to relighten the wood. Then apply a good poly sealer and sand to raise the grain also when the top is finished. Just take a sample of your old project wood to try and mix and match what you want ..
  5. glampka

    glampka Coral Banded Shrimp

    Jan 17, 2007
    Williamsville, NY
    Pine can be a problem to stain. Best bet is to first seal it with a light coat of shellac. Thin out the shellac 1 part shellac to 9 parts thinner (alcohol). That way the wood will take the stain more evenly.