A little while ago I had a contractor doing building and decoration work. As part of the decoration, they managed to apply the wrong colour wood stain to door frames, doors and skirting boards. There are 4 doors and about 20 meters (66 feet) of skirting board. They messed up a few things beyond that as well - and the contractor was fired without getting paid for the work.
I can't afford (money nor time/effort) to replace all the frames, doors and skirting boards, so have to get them to the right colour in some other way. The wood was stained with very "transparent natural pine wood stain" (as written on the can) instead of using a more opaque version of natural oak. I would be happy with a darker oak as well.
All of the material is pine. Obviously, I can't simply stain over the existing stain. The very first option is to sand the existing stain down to the natural wood. This would be quite a bit of work, considering all uneven shaped panels on the doors and curves on skirting boards.
I have considered using a solvent-based paint and then applying wood grain effect (that is something like this product, but it's discontinued). There are some third-party "wood grain effect rollers or rubbers", but reviews aren't very positive.
The other options is Woodsheen - but I can't find any information on what "suitable preparation" of the surface means. Do I need to sand the existing stain?
Any other ideas how to re-colour the doors/frames/skirting?