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Old 12-14-2014, 09:24 PM   #11
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Experiment & mix. Start with the scrap wood. The stain charts will only give you the roughest of idea of color. As has been mentioned different wood will turn up different color shades.



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Old 12-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #12
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I mixed two colors of Minwax Wiping Stain (almost like a gel, comes in a tube) to very closely match the Tuscan Maple on our cabinets. Make small batches and test on scraps of the wood you are using on your project.

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Old 12-15-2014, 07:20 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by donanddona View Post
Go light and you can darken by several coats. Go dark and you'll be sanding a lot!!!
X2...way easier to darken by restaining with same color, or tweaking color with another stain.
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Get a chart from minwax and get closest match. Then when applying the longer you leave it on the darker it will be . With stain apply it let set for a while and then wipe off and let dry. If not desired darkness do it again . The reason you wipe off is if you just paint on you can get areas that are dark and others that are light, this will make the stain even.

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