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Old 10-30-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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Stain wood

I have a 04 Adventurer, is it possible to stain the light oak into a deeper darker color?
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Old 10-30-2016, 08:54 PM   #2
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Pick a small area that isn't that noticeable and try it.

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Old 10-30-2016, 09:00 PM   #3
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Probably not if a top coat of Verathane (or the like) was used. Stain won't penetrate these products.
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you can use gel stain we are
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:51 AM   #5
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As a master refinisher with 40+ years experience I can tell you it is possible but not practical. As stated you would have to remove every bit of the existing finish coat otherwise the stain will not penetrate to the wood. This would require chemical striping and/or sanding. I am not a fan of gel stains. Never had any luck with them. You might consider painting the cabinets. That would require degreasing and sanding the existing finish for adhesion. You will also have to deal with any matching plastic trim that you might have.
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I don't know if all of your cabinets are wood. On my two Sightseers the doors are wood. The surrounding cabinet structure is vinyl covered wood. If you have vinyl it will not stain.

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X2 on yellowboats reference. Mine is also a sightseer and all cabinet frames are vinyl coated softwoods.

Replacing cabinet frames with real wood is only resolution. I replaced mine when I reconfigured my kitchen area. I haven't come across many Winnebago's that had real wood cabinet frames.

Can be done. Takes time and patience and the right tools. I do custom cabinetry for a hobbie, but it still took a fair amount of time.




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go to home depot or lowes and check out minwax pro gel stain it can be used
on any thing our coachman has oak doors vinyl wood front plus round plastic corners on base unit now all a dark color still need to install sandblaster glass
and trim
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Originally Posted by jfran304 View Post
Pick a small area that isn't that noticeable and try it.

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Nomination for the best answer in this thread

Several thoughts come to mind
1: it might not be genuine wood, Fake wood is hard to stain properly
2: As someone else mentioned, may have a finish coat, preventing further staining, though a 'Varnish Stain" may still work since that is really very thin paint.

And then it might work just fine.

but the quoted text is the very best advice in this thread

(Long Long time ago...(About 1970)... I sold paint).
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