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Question:


My painter applied Weathered Teak SW stain too heavy on my cypress beams - I wanted a lighter application and now have no idea if this stain can be lightened. I had him sand it, but it is still too dark - coffee colored stain....What can I do - to lighten it and make it more gray/brown?

Answer:

Sanding will be the best way, but if the stain is so deep into the wood fiber you may never get them to the color you desire. Changing them out would be the next option.

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Posted By Dan Bender
8/6/2016
I just recently purchased a log home with a dark brown stain on the exterior logs. I would like the logs to be a lighter color. Is this possible and what would be the best way of going about doing it? Stripper, media blasting, sanding or possibly applying a lighter stain?