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Staining Maple Stair caps to match LVP which is urban oak

Jennifer P
3 years ago

So I’m building a home & chose maple for my stair caps w plans to stain them the color of the floor. Maple was my builders usual choice & what they stocked. I later chose a karndean luxery vinyl plank for my floor that looks like Urban Oak.

Now I’m in a dilemma bc clearly, I’m never going to get maple to look like a white oak, but it is what it is I’m stuck with my past choices & am fully aware of my stupidity for not thinking it through before choosing wood species. either someone has a creative suggestion or ill be painting my upgraded wood stair caps which is just such a waste :(.

I attached a picture of the floor with the builders “best” stain match....there has to be a way to get closer to the floor than this...right!? Anyone have any staining suggestions!? Layering, mixing, trying a dye or gel or water or oil...what could work best for maple....?

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