I just noticed that our beautiful doors have all these pale spots/splotches where they look like they have been bleached out or somehting. The door stain is really dark, but there are sections where some kind of putty was used to cover up flaws in the wood or to fill in small holes...well, on those particualr spots the stain didn't take, and so now the door looks like it has bleached spots on it, and of course the spots are exactly where all of the flaws in the wood are, so it ends up just drawing attention to the flaws. My neighbor said that our builder used "water putty" on the doors before they were stained and that the stain won't stick to that material. Just ONE MORE place where my builder decided to cut corners and give us a mediocre product....UURGGHH! Anyway, IS THERE ANY WAY TO COVER UP THESE SPOTS WITH ANOTHER STAIN - AFTER THE FACT?
Help - I really don't want to have to fight with my builder about repalcing ALL the doors in our house...can I fix this myself?!?
BTW, I think the doors are oak but I am not sure. Can you all tell I am a novice? ; )
Thanks so much for any advice or assistance!