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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010
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    Default Stripping finish and applying new finish?

    I moved into my house a year ago and the stairs and upper foyers are finished a light color. We'd like them to be much darker (maybe coffee colored).

    Is there an easy way to do this? Since the new finish would be darker, can I just look at this as refinishing (sanding and then applying the new finish)?

    Or do I need to strip the old finish off to get to the original wood, then put the new finish on.

    My experience level is absolutly none - for all I know, sanding will remove the original finish

    Any help would be appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
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    Default Re: Stripping finish and applying new finish?

    Depends on what you're dealing with. You can paint over paint and go with any color you want. Sealed stains are harder to change.
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