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Machinc, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
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Experience:  Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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I have this orange wood work upstairs. Looks like what I have

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I have this orange wood work upstairs. Looks like what I have heard called zebra pine. I am trying to find a stain to put on it to take the red out or at least tone it down. Nothing I have tried seems to help. The closest I have come is aged oak. Do you have any ideas? I have sanded it really well. This house was built in 1895 or so. thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I asked this question this morning around 7 and have not heard a thing. My email is***@******.***. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
I will have your answer in a moment
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
I have found Minwax oil based stain
to give excellent results.
It has excellent coverage and can be
easily worked with a rag to make it
For your situation I would recommend
Provincial or Jacobean. They have covered redish wood well
for me over the years.
If you like a darker
finish you can use more coats.
A coat or two of polyurethane either matte or gloss
Really finishes it off nice.
I will post a link to Minwax Customer
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
Click on the first can to see the color chart.'