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i stained a brand new oak kitchen cabinet, the color did not match at all, now i sandedt it down and trying another stain, still no match.
i was recommended shallock, but is it over the stain, or should i sand it again and just shallock it?
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i stained a brand new oak kitchen cabinet, the color did not match at all, now i sandedt it down and trying another stain, still no match.
i was recommended shallock, but is it over the stain, or should i sand it again and just shallock it?
thanks
Get a scrap piece of oak that matches the new cabinets and experiment on the scrap.
+1. Start with chemically stripping whatever finish you have already applied. Then do what Scott suggested.








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Stain matching can go easily, if you get lucky, or it can be a time consuming project. Typically, I will get several stains which are close and try them on scrap. I rarely get a match right out of the can. Usually, it requires layering one stain on top of another to get just the right tints.
 
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