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How do i change the colour of my wooden dado rails?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by fourteen0407, 16 Jan 2014.

  1. fourteen0407

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    hi all,

    i have wooden dado rails going around my room

    they are mahogany in colour but i want to change their colour to match my fireplace

    my wooden fireplace is like a light brown oak or pine type colour with a shine on it.

    so i wanted to know can i buy some sort of paint to paint the dado rails to match the fireplace.

    ive tried to remove the mahogany varnish using a varnish stripped so i can paint it but that proved to be very exhausting and done little to clear it so i bought new dado rails but they are untreated natural from b and q brand new packed in 4.

    so i wanted to know if i can either paint the old rails to match the colour of the fireplace or how to get the new colourless natural dado rails to match the fireplace look

    thankyou.

    please help.

    i have included picture of dado rail and fireplace.



     
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    You cant stain dark wood lighter. It would be almost impossible to rub it down properly to get rid of the dark stain. Graining is an option but a said is skilled and takes time to get the right result. Paint and grain is a typical DIY attempt at graining using water based paints.
     
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