Q: Can I stain a pine riser to match my oak step?
A: Not very likely. The absorption allowed by pine along with the colour of the wood alone will make it near impossible to get a great match, though the colour they become may compliment the oak tread.
Blotchy stain on oak
We have oak floors and we're having them stained, however, the stain is very uneven in color. We are using a very dark wiping stain. It's almost like you can see areas where the sander stopped and started. The floors have now been sanded out twice and re-stained twice. The…
New heart pine doesn't match old heart pine
Q: I recently had a room converted to hardwood floors and asked that the floors match the existing wood in the house. I'd like to send you pictures to get your opinion. Apparently the existing wood is "heart pine", possibly antique. The company that installed the new floor is telling…
2 Stain colors don't match well
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.
Will stain darken to match over time?
Q: We have brand new oak floors. The builder had to replace a couple boards around an electrical plate. The stain he put on doesn't match. He says they will darken to match the rest of the floor. 'Just give it time.' In the meanwhile he has put a finish…