Matching old stain to get even color.

Questions & AnswersCategory: Furniture Refinishing QuestionsMatching old stain to get even color.
Chris asked 9 years ago

I’m a student at a local school for cabinet making and right now we are doing restoration. I just stripped a very badly refinished rocking chair with a dark brown stain (walnut I think). But I had to do a a lot of sanding on the joints of the seat and now you can see the original color of the wood (beech) in some places. I was wondering how I could match the light parts with the darker parts to get an even color throughout the piece?

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MagicDave answered.

Stain them locally with a darker color oil stain… then after 3-4 hours… stain the whole piece with whatever color stain you want for a finish…

BTW if you stripped the entire piece correctly, you should have gotten it ALL down to the original wood…