I wouldn't add poly - if you need to re-stain to intensify the color you
will have sealed the wood (the main reason I don't use polyshades.) Just
curious - why would you want to thicken the stain? The purpose of stain is
to penetrate deep into the wood. Thicker would involve pigments remaining
on the surface.
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I'm trying to match a color of a dining room set I have. I've been able to
almost duplicate it with about 4 coats of bombay mahogany polyshade and then
putting on a thick layer of stain. The stain I was using is by zar but it's
a milk chocolate brown (looks to be their darkest) and I need a dark
chocolate brown/almost black. I have minwax jacobean which looks about the
right shade. The zar is thicker than the minwax jacobean and goes on well to
reproduce what I was looking for, just not dark enough. When I look at the
furniture I'm trying to duplicate it looks like they put down one layer of
medium brown stain and a layer of some type of either VERY dark red on top
or a red and then very dark brown. You can't see the wood grain at all
(though you can see the texture). It's like they painted it with 10 coats of
various colored polyshade and it's streaky. It looks dark brown at some
angles but then dark red at other angles, I'm assuming because of the
streaks. From standard distance from the table it's that dark brown Asian
color (it's an Asian style table with bamboo inserts).
So I guess I am trying to turn the minwax into a glaze.
Take 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Dissolve it into 1/4 cup of water. For
some reason, it must be cold water and not hot water. Stir until mixed
thoroughly. Now mix the solution in stirring constantly..
I'm not sure if it will work with Minwax but it does wonders with beef
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