For the best results, follow these helpful tips and techniques: If the wood you are refinishing already has a clear protective finish, you need to. PolyShades® Bombay Mahogany and Classic Black will transform the existing finish into their respective colours. When using water-soluble dye, simply wipe the surface with water to correct the color if it is too dark, and add more color powder to the dye solution if it is too light. PolyShades® Olde Maple and Pecan will intensify red tones without any significant darkening of the colour. If your finish is Sedona Red, Red Oak or Red Chestnut, use PolyShades® Antique Walnut to tone down the red and bring out more amber tones. It goes on 5x thicker than traditional oil-based stains for easy application. For a darker, richer colour without red, opt for PolyShades® Mission Oak. So, that is where we will start. Whichever o… Touch the finish in an inconspicuous place with a cotton ball dampened with acetone nail polish remover. Paints on the other hand are by their nature opaque coatings. Gently repeat the stirring every 10 minutes to assure that the colour remains evenly distributed throughout the polyurethane. Choose an option below to learn more about how stain colors help create design harmony throughout a home. Solid stain can also cover up previous colors which can be an attractive benefit for many homeowners. Some stains (solid colors) will completely hide the wood grain similar to paint. If your finish is Red Mahogany, use PolyShades® Natural Cherry to intensify the red tones. Elle vous garantit une finition opaque et mate. In order to make a good decision you should know how stain colors work with other parts of your kitchen. Brush the new stain onto the clean, dry deck. First, you can strip and/or sand away the previous finish to expose the raw wood. Even though the solid color looks and acts like a paint coating, it is not. There could be various reasons. First, find a stain color that is the closest to your desired finish. Since the ideal deck stain is semi-transparent, the underlying colour of the wood will affect the stain colour. Minwax® PolyShades® is an easy way to change the colour of your currently stained or polyurethane finished wood. The Behr Solid stain did not perform well. Valspar Solid Stain & Sealer offers maximum weather protection while adding rich, beautiful color available in over 2,000 shades. Use a bristle attachment on a vacuum to remove all of the dust. I think this technique gives the best finish, but it also is quite the labor of love. When making a selection below to narrow your results down, each selection made will reload the page to display the desired results. Allow the first coat of stain to fully dry before you decide whether or not to apply another coat. Depending on the species, white stained wood tends to look a bit pink, though, and if you pair it with yellowish greens, the pinkness will be more pronounced. Many of the older finishes are not polyurethane based, so testing is a must! If your finish is English Chestnut, use PolyShades® Olde Maple to add more amber tones, PolyShades® Natural Cherry to add red, or PolyShades® Mission Oak to add brown. It goes on 5x thicker than traditional oil-based stains for easy application. Just keep in mind that whichever PolyShades® colour you choose to apply will take over the existing light finish, so the result will look a lot like the PolyShades® colour. I have a home that has an exterior of wood siding.. Solid color stains are non-penetrating, meaning that they lay upon the surface of the wood rather than bonding with it. Lightly scuff the clean, dried existing finish with a synthetic sanding pad or #220-grit sandpaper. This is because pink and yellow-green are opposite each other on the color wheel — they offer the most contrast to each other. With Sherwin-Williams stain colors, you can let the natural wood shine through, match grain colors or cover unsightly blemishes. Mix dye-based tints with clear or pre-tinted wood stain as applicable. They accentuate the wood’s texture, are self-priming, and compared to other types of finishes, they provide a high amount of protection for your surface. They completely cover the substrate color. If your existing finish is a medium Minwax® Wood Finish™ colour, such as Colonial Maple, Gunstock, Provincial or Special Walnut, follow these tips. Supplies Needed. In addition, solid color stains do not usually contain an anti-fungal agent, and may not protect your wooden items against water as effectively as the penetrative stains. Choose from many beautiful colors to transform your deck! 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