Carpenter advide required........furniture varnish

  1. Jay1st

    Jay1st AdeptusMechanicus wanna be.

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    Hi all (read ADVICE in the title :) )

    No metal today, i'm looking for a way to make this wood look lighter, i think it's made out of coffin wood as we say here (pine), it's at leat 60 years old and well dry.

    I stripped the paint with a metal brush, then buffed it with scotch brite pads, the surface is very smooth and now i need to make it lighter in color.

    If i use normal transparent varnish it'll go darker i guess ?
    I've seen some with a hint of white mixed in, will it achive what i'm looking for ?

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  2. MattF

    MattF Member

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    Just mentioned in the other thread. If it were I, beeswax.
     
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  3. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Dont Dont bother with varnish
     
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  4. TechnicAl

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    You can get Polyx Oil with a hint of white.....I think its what they call RAW......its not obvious until youve put about 3 coats on
     
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  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Calling @The_Yellow_Ardvark ?

    How about a weak bleach solution, try this at your own risk obviously. ;)
     
  6. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    You can tone it down using a wood bleach or a liming wax.

    Or French polish.
     
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  7. TechnicAl

    TechnicAl Member

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  8. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    This was never my best subject, but from memory oxalic acid bleahes pine



    Wood treatment and chemicals is a minefield what works on one might have a reverse affect on another
     
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  9. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    That's what the back of the cupboards for. :)
     
  10. Other Daniel

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    Liberon do a white wax which works quite well.
    +1 for not varnishing.
    The Liberon product is called " Cire à Céruser".

    ATB,
    Daniel
     
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  11. Jay1st

    Jay1st AdeptusMechanicus wanna be.

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    I've seen that in LeroyMerlin, never used it and i might buy some tomorrow

    I'm going to venture on all the solutions givin, on the backside :thumbup:
     
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  12. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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  13. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    bleach it
     
  14. Other Daniel

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    :laughing: I got mine there too
     
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