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Old 07-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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Staining Brazillian Cherry?


Anyone ever do it?

Seems ridiculous to me, but have a new install and the customer *really* wants to make it darker then it would be natural.

Wondering if it would be as potentially difficult/annoying as staining a maple floor dark. (...bands, picture framing, visible screen swirls?)

Before I tell them NO, just seeking some opinions.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #2
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Re: Staining Brazillian Cherry?


You have schooled them on the fact that BC will get considerably darker with time, haven't you? Pull a piece of the wood from the carton & lay a piece of cardboard over half of it & leave the other half exposed to the sun for a few days. You'll see 2-4 shades darker in that short period of time.

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I have not done it, but have had clients that also have suggested it. I have always managed to talk them out of it. I do know it would be way harder to stain then maple. Stained maple would be easy compared to staining brazilian cherry, as it is much harder. I do know that a lot of guys would dye rather than stain on woods like this.
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http://www.woodcraft.com/Search2/Sea...FYVOTAod7UvNLg

This stuff is amazing. It is alcohol based & is really a dye more than it is a stain. Unfortunately, the color can't be lightened once you put it on (only darkened). Perfect for sunny area because it won't fade. I re-stain entry doors with it all of the time.
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http://www.woodcraft.com/Search2/Sea...FYVOTAod7UvNLg

This stuff is amazing. It is alcohol based & is really a dye more than it is a stain. Unfortunately, the color can't be lightened once you put it on (only darkened). Perfect for sunny area because it won't fade. I re-stain entry doors with it all of the time.
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A shader would work. Do you have spray equipment?
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I have staine BC with Dura Seal Royal Mahogany. We finished with a soft plate 80 grit, then water pop, dry and then stained. I had to test which grit of paper to end with and based on what our client wanted 80 grit did the trick.

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