Cherry stain

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Charlesoceanone, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    2009 52DB
    Does anyone know the particular dark cherry stain Sea Ray would have used on the 2009 sedan bridge. I have some touch up I would like to do. Thanks
  2. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    Sea Ray used to put that info in your owners book
  3. atrick

    atrick Member

    Mar 4, 2017
    1995 searay 290 Sundancer
    1990 21 maxum
    Twin 4.3 mercrusers with alpha one drives
    305 chevy with a alpha one drive
    You can go to Sherwin Williams or any good paint store with a unstained piece of wood and they'll mix you up a quart and you can try it on the piece of wood and adjust the color till its to your liking. Wood tends to darken and this way you can adjust for it. You just have to allow for the color change the clear will do to it. If you find when you get home and try it and color is off any good store will adjust it again for you.
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Cherry wood is photo-reactive in that it darkens naturally with age and light exposure. If (that is a big if !) Sea Ray used a specis of Cherry common in the US, then you aren't going to match the existing cabinetry, even if you get the name of the finish Sea Ray used in 2009, without trial and error simply because of the natural darkening process that occurs over the 10 years your boat cabinets have been finished.

    I have had excellent results with H. Behlen Bros. stains . Their Solar-Lux stains are easy to use and their print colors are pretty close to the end result you get, except what ever you put the stain on has a huge effect on the final color. I built a drop down table for a laptop for a friends 54 MY with a dark cherry interior and the medium red mahogany was nearly a perfect match:

    If you are just dealing with some small sscratches, Behlen also sells a variety of fill or burn in sticks for little boo-boo's.

    Hope that helps.........
  5. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I wonder how many people read the subject and thought, "why did you let cherries aboard your boat in the first place, and what got stained?".

    Just me? :D
  6. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    2009 52DB
    Thanks for the tips! No cherries on the boat. No cheese curls, shoe string potato chips and a few other banned food items. I’m sure I’m not the only one there though. I am aware of the chararistcs of cherry but was hoping to have a color start and darken as needed. Boat with owners Manuel on boat 275 miles away. I have pictures but still not the same. No cherry kool aid either!⚓️
    RollerCoastr likes this.
  7. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2015
    If just touch up, take a door to a paint store and just buy the matching stain sticks.

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