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oxicottin 10-12-2008 08:36 AM

Natural color trim
Hello, I am replacing the entire house trim using pine and one door. I replaced the entire door but in oak. My question is we want to stain all trim and this door in the same color. Im having a hard time finding the two colors to match because the pine always colors darker than the oak. I undertand that you can tell the diference between the two woods but I want thier colors to be nearly the same. How can I ascomplish this utilizing what lowes has to offer?


Daryl in Nanoose 10-12-2008 10:29 AM

You will have to put more coats on the oak or you may have to make up your own color by using more than one stain. I assume you have samples of both woods to sample with.
It would be to your advantage to go to a real paint store where they have more experience matching paints and stains.

oxicottin 10-12-2008 04:59 PM

I have a sherwin williams near by would that be a good place to start? Thanks!

Square Eye 10-12-2008 10:02 PM

Absolutely. Sherwin Williams is a good company and will have someone who can help you either in the store or right in your home.

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