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 Post subject: 30 yr old red oak vrs new matching
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:52 am 
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Hello, first time posting. Searched and didn’t find it.

We just had new wood laced into 30 year old red oak. After sanding and staining there is a significant color difference. The wood it was laced into was sun faded so we are looking at that being the issue.

A couple questions

1. After sanding, should there be a difference?
2. Will the new wood neutralize or lighten up over time?

We use a fairly light stain so that isnt helping the issue.

I tried to ad pics but can’t seem to get that to work.

Thanks for any productive feedback you have.

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 Post subject: Re: 30 yr old red oak vrs new matching
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:13 pm 
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There may be more than just light fading that will make the flooring hard to match.
The lumber that the flooring was made could be Northern or Southern red oak.
The light fading does penetrate into the surface and you may not be able to sand it out. A darker color stain will help with this.
The color of the wood that has the pink or red hue is the soonest to fade. This is called a fugitive color.
You could always bleach both new and old to get a neutral pallet. This leaves an almost white wood that you can stain more evenly. Be sure to ask for a sample if you are considering this extra step.


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