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Todd fromshares tips on how stains pine or pine plywood to look like Brazilian Cherry or Mahogany.
I am in the process of refinishing my stairs and I have installed Brazilian Koa (Tigerwood) hardwood floors in my home and on my stairs. I am now want to install my hand rail but I don’t want to spend a bunch of money on a Brazilian Kao Newel post, if they even make them. So I bought a Oak Newel and Home depot but I can not find a stain that comes close to what the Brazilian Koa looks like. I know I am not going to get the dark grains in the wood but something that looks close to the main color would be nice. has anyone does this before, or does anyone know of a good stain to use and where to get it? any information you can provide would be awesome! Thanks for your time and help all!Cheers!
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You can always mix/blend different color stain (same product) to make your own color close OR most paint stores will match and tint stains to a sample piece you bring in. I know for a fact Benjamin moore here in Canada does it for me all the time.Here’s a site with all manifacturer’s colors: