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Old 01-18-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone found a good color match stain for the Cherry cabinets?
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:55 PM   #2
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Has anyone found a good color match stain for the Cherry cabinets?
I tried to find that too. Never got anywhere. I will be watching this space.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:38 AM   #3
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When I needed to match the stain of my Hickory cabinets I removed a small cabinet door and took it to a paint store. Sherwin Williams matched the factory stain and I finished the project without delay.
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Also the thing to remember is the "Wood" that is used for most of our "Cherry Cabinets is Not Cherry! The cherry Stain/Wash they use will Vary Greatly when used on different Species of Wood! If you take a existing Cabinet door for a color sample also take a sample of the Wood you are going to use! I agree with using Sherwin Williams! Youroo!!
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:07 AM   #5
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Also used Sherwin Williams to match ours. I used pine and plywood for my dinette project and it matched fine. I rarely run out of stain because it goes a long way but it gets old and wants to be thrown out but I keep the lid to retain the store info in case I need another can mixed up.
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Excellent suggestion to take in a sample but do be aware the product they use is a tinted lacquer (or quick dry varnish) that sits on top of the wood and does not penetrate into the wood like a stain does.
My point is if you ask for a stain you may not be getting the product that you want.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:32 AM   #7
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Hmmm? It had been suggested to me to go to Sherwin Williams too but when I called to see if I could do this they told me they can't do that. Too many different types of wood, or some 'put me off" answer like that. I guess I'll try again.


P.S. I see CedarCreekWoody's point and that may be part of the issue I had. Asked for stain and should have asked for tinted lacquer.
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Also the thing to remember is the "Wood" that is used for most of our "Cherry Cabinets is Not Cherry! The cherry Stain/Wash they use will Vary Greatly when used on different Species of Wood! If you take a existing Cabinet door for a color sample also take a sample of the Wood you are going to use! I agree with using Sherwin Williams! Youroo!!
And don't forget a lot of our "WOOD" is really printed paper. At least in my Rockwood it is.
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Hmmm? It had been suggested to me to go to Sherwin Williams too but when I called to see if I could do this they told me they can't do that. Too many different types of wood, or some 'put me off" answer like that. I guess I'll try again.


P.S. I see CedarCreekWoody's point and that may be part of the issue I had. Asked for stain and should have asked for tinted lacquer.
You might look at this on Amazon, or similar tinted lacquer with a Google search:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009XCLEQ...ing=UTF8&psc=1

Most refinished mix their own. You might try local refinishers if you can't find a paint store to do it.

PS If you hire a local painter to come in and finish your new bare wood cabinets he will be spraying tinted lacquer. Perhaps a call to a painter can give you ideas for sources.
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And don't forget a lot of our "WOOD" is really printed paper. At least in my Rockwood it is.
What your referring to is what I call "Plood"! This can come in Paper covered wood or Plastic covered wood! Youroo!!
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I’ve found Minmax “Red Chestnut” to be a pretty close match. I put a door in the space above the microwave and can tell the difference if you linger on it but close enough for me. I use that color in the “pen stain” for touch-ups also.
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If you are building something out of wood, be sure to take a few scraps of that wood with you when you go to match it. If using a laminated product, take care to insure the all visible surfaces come from the same side of the product.
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Perhaps mix your own? I've done this several times. Find a Minwax oil stain that is close. If spraying mix the stain in lacquer. If brushing mix the stain in oil base (not water based) varnish. Mix slightly on the light side. Apply a coat and check the color. If too light apply another coat. More coats equal darker color.
Spraying does the best job if you have the equipment and know how. Apply light coats!
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I re-made my slide out fascia over the bed and used cherry wood. To my surprise, cherry doesn't take stain evenly and will darken and lighten over time. I spoke with Minwax and they recommended applying their stain conditioner. I probably made 10 stain sample boards trying to mix the right combination. I ended up using Red oak, Red Mahogany, Red Chestnut, English Chestnut and cherry. It was such a mess trying to get it correct, I lost track of the exact amounts of each. I also tried Sherwin Williams and brought them a piece of cherry. Theirs when applied didn't match well because of the cherry wood and it's absorption properties.
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Cherry is notorious for splotching with penetrating stains, hence the reason tinted lacquer is so popular with manufacturers.
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