I'm about to stain some wood with Minwax 'Red Oak' stain. It's a bit too dark
so I added some paint thinner to it to make it lighter. The wood test didn't
seem the worse for wear. Is this the proper way of making a stain lighter or is
there a better way?
It'll work. I've done the same thing. In fact I've used the Red to
tone down some oak that is greener than the rest of the project. A bit
on a rag wiped across the previously stained wood does wonders to match
unevenly colored boards. I did that with baseboards and just a bit ago
on crown molding.
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