Staining / varnishing new banisters and posts to match

Joined
13 Sep 2011
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Location
London
Country
United Kingdom
I'd appreciate any help from you all...we have had a loft extension which involves another flight of stairs with new posts (pine) and handrail (hardwood). The existing banisters and posts on the lower floors match and are a very dark oak like colour and varnished. Obviously I'd like to get them old and new to be one colour and finish. I have tried on some test wood, various woodstains and varnishes and I can't get the new post and banister types to match each other let alone the original. Can any one help on the best methods on the following

a) getting old banisters recoloured/varnished - do I need to take back to bare wood and if so how- I have tried sanding and the sandpaper just gets a grunge film on it?

b) getting all the wood to the same colour finish?

c) any suggestions on makes -e.g. is sikkens the best to use here?

Many thanks in advance...
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
17 Oct 2004
Messages
691
Reaction score
36
Country
United Kingdom
its a complicated job, you need a french polisher. Not a diy process really. Lots of factors involved not least potential fading of newly applied stains/ stained finishes...
 

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Sponsored Links
Top