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post #1 of 8 Old 10-27-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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I was in rush to finish up the trip work on a new hardwood floor install (my house).

I grabbed the wrong can and stained about $400 worth of base board and quarter round the wrong color!! To make matters worse, I installed about half of it before I caught the problem. My wife is going to kill me...

Any suggestions short of ripping it all out and eating the cost??
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Is your doghouse comfortably furnished.

Rip carefully and you may be able to save the lumber and refinish.

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Dang....that sucks. How ya feeling about white trim?

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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I can't paint it white... That's almost a sin; it's solid oak.

Damn I'm screwed. I take it I'll have to go hardware store and buy some stripper and refinish...
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Lol. I know the sin, I tore out all my solid oak trim and put in white

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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You can just remove the moulding and just drag a Scotch Brite pad across the exosting finish just to remove any nibs. Use a gel stain right on top of the finish you have. Apply the gel stain as described in the directions.






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I'm with Cabinetman. Nothing to lose. Experiment on a piece to find the right gel stain color. Saves lots of time and effort if it works, no bigger problem if it doesn't.
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Stain Removal

Did you solve your stain problem?

I've been working with antique doors, stripping and refinishing them. I've found that after the 1st layer of Citristrip, a 2nd will actually suck the stain right out of the wood.

Really, it turns it into BBQ sauce, which you can slush off with a scrubbie and (yes) water. I've got these doors down to beautiful, unstained, unsullied, gorgeous wood. Two thick coats, and leaving it overnight.

I hope you've actually figured out what to do, but keep this idea in your toolbox. It's incredible, wonderful, non-flesh-eating stuff!

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