2 Stain colors don’t match well

Q: We have a brand new maple hardwood, factory stained a dark brown/reddish colour. Our stairs are also maple and stained by the home builder, chestnut brown. The 2 colours don’t match well and we want to find out how to find a better match and restain the stairs.

A: If you can’t find a stain match pre mixed, I would suggest your local paint store, who can mix the color if you take a piece of your flooring to him, along with some boards to sample the color on.