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Old 09-30-2015, 02:16 PM   #11
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I second what eland said. You can waste a lot of time, money, and material trying to match stain color and finish. I don't think it is worth it.

When I modded several items on my MiniLite, I took off a drawer front and took it and the wood I was going to use to the local Sherwin Williams store and told them I wanted to finish the bare wood to look as close as possible to the finished sample. The very next day I had a quart of stain (and advice on a finishing top coat) that is a PERFECT match. When people see the mods, everyone ... with NO exceptions ... has said they would never have known, that they look factory.
agree, I have used an industrial finishing place near me to custom mix stain to match existing customer woodwork before. they require piece of existing cabinet to match and a few pieces of the wood I'll be using for the project, sanded to the finished grit. Sometimes it's one coat application, sometimes it required toning and staining but it's always a great match. I did not know Sherwin Williams offered the service tho that is great info to know.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:38 PM   #12
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agree, I have used an industrial finishing place near me to custom mix stain to match existing customer woodwork before. they require piece of existing cabinet to match and a few pieces of the wood I'll be using for the project, sanded to the finished grit. Sometimes it's one coat application, sometimes it required toning and staining but it's always a great match. I did not know Sherwin Williams offered the service tho that is great info to know.
Sherwin Williams matched it for us and kept the formula on file if I need more later on.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:04 PM   #13
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With most stains you put them on let sit and wipe off so they stain evenly. The longer they stay on the darker they get. Minwax has a good selection of stain use the color chart to find the best match, Wood Stain Colors - Minwax Stain Colors & Wood Finish Guide | Minwax.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:26 PM   #14
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We took a piece of wood already colored to Ace hardware and had them match the color on their machine in paint not stain. I touched it up and made things and it matches perfectly.
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