Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stained the Bathroom Trim Today

We used Minwax Red Mahogany stain on our pine bathroom moldings. I decided to NOT use the wood conditioner as recommended for staining pine, as it seems to have a very mixed record for preventing blotches. For those who want to know, gel stain is recommended for the most even results on pine... a fact that I didn't learn until after I had opened and tried out the liquid stain we bought.

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We are hoping to match the mahogany bathroom door...
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... a pretty close match! Most of our replacement doors (for the hollow core monstrosities) are mahogany; we are planning on staining pine trim to "match." I'm glad to see that it is going to be fairly easy!

3 comments:

John said...

Love the door, classy.

Nikki said...

wow the stain looks beautiful! we are getting some trim this weekend and staining it red mahogany also. Its such a beautiful rich looking color. Does the door match other pieces of trim or anything in the house?

Kate H. said...

Are all those trim pieces new, or just the baseboard material? You've done excellently well getting some nicely-grained, knot-free wood. I hope I can do as well when I go to replace the trim pieces my POs-1 installed in their 1980s remodelling-- Big hairy knots, du nawt want.