Repairing stain color on pine T&G ceiling.

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

We recently installed a pine T&G ceiling. Our contractor stained it incorrectly with a water base semi-transparent outdoor Cabot stain that looks horrible. It was stripped and restained with Minwax Fruitwood but the ugly gray/putty color shows through. Any suggestions to fix this. It is on two very large ceilings

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Crowder Painting answered.

Unfortunately, there is no easy fix for this type of mistake. Adding additional stain, over what you now have, will most likely not look good. It might be worth trying but the only way to fix your ceiling is to strip again, making sure to remove all of the old stain, and restain.