|Jacobean Stain-two thumbs down|
|I like the green but open to ideas|
So I began with these half disassembled, recovered, repainted and half stripped chairs. I stripped one down to bare wood and noticed some nasty stains in the wood; I covered them up with a Jacobean stain but hated it so I sanded down to bare wood again. In the process the oils in the Jacobean stain seemed to have pulled out whatever had stained (marked the wood). Hating the Jacobean I went darker with an Ebony stain and love it. Steps taken: 1. Disassemble and remove old finish 2. Wipe all pieces down to remove dust 3. Pretreat with Minwax wood conditioner (for even coverage of stain) 4. Two coats of Minwax stain of choice (8hrs dry time between and after last coat) 5. Three coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly (1-2hr dry time between with light sanding after first coat (I prefer very fine Emory paper) 6. not always necessary but you could very gently and very carefully wipe down with extra fine steel wool, water and pumice powder......removed blue fabric to find green vinyl in good condition, if it cleans up I'll leave but was considering a green fabric.