Faded Wood & Stains From Uv Rays
Faded wood and stains from UV rays are a common problem. The sun has hit the wood that has been stained and finished, which has caused it to fade over time. This is common with cabinets and hardwood floors. But the good news is that they can be fixed without replacing them.
I have had both problems happen to clients in the last couple of months. Both remedies were different. In the case of the hardwood, we tinted the last finish coats to match the part of the floor that was not sun faded. It looks great, but by tinting the finish coats, it did not hold up. So "back to the drawing board" to finally fix the problem, luckily we had the boards running the right direction, so we went to the boards that did not have the sun fading on them and sanded them down to the original boards the best we could and did the finish coats over it.
On the cabinet issue, the wood was a dark walnut and the cabinets were already refinished once. So here we decided to paint the cabinets (yes we painted the beautiful wood), but only on the sun faded side, and did a rub through in an ebony finish with copper undertones to show some of the wood grain. Then we matched it to the wood fireplace. *Note- When I add a new color to a room I always use it twice to make the room flow better, and it pulls the colors together. There are before and after pictures on the website.
If you have sun fading problems on stained wood, give us a call, we will be happy to give you our advice. We have some of the best artisans in the industry that do refinish work.