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pine 'a la ancienne'

Posted by jaaaine - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by Aroncb - 14 years ago

Sample it on inconsipcuous area first :-)  Especially if you are trying to colour match to another piece. 

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Posted by jaaaine - 14 years ago

thanks a stack, willl try that :)

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Posted by wendy-179831 - 14 years ago

Oh, excellent, Nice&Easy - that would work a treat!

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Posted by Nice&Easy - 14 years ago

The best way is to use old or rough sawn timbers but if its new try marking it with a driver/hammer to create an old look Then either use a light brown water base stain and 2-3 coats of a stripped pine coloured wax, not sure who sells this on the CDA but English makes are Briwax Or Fides both on the net.

Another way which I use is to obtain used caustic soda from people who strip old furniture wash onto the wood allow to dry and wax with the for mentioned wax’s which will give an excellent finish once buffed up.

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Posted by wendy-179831 - 14 years ago

Hi,

I'm no pro, but I've always got great results by using several very thinly applied layers of woodstain (go for the warm yellow tones) and then when that's good and dry, wax throughroughly (and often) with basic wood wax. You do have to start with natural, unvarnished pine for this to work...