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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:13 pm 

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Any tricks for making red oak (finished natural) look lke white oak (finished natural). I was thinking about tinting the first coat of poly on the red oak section only, with somthing like Puritan pine, golden oak or fruitwood. Anybody have any tips for making these two floors look the same?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:21 pm 

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Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Lye and a dilluted Minwax Special Walnut and Fritwood
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:22 pm 

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Location: Quakertown, PA
You can also use wood bleach. Takes out the red


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:24 pm 

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Have you ever worked with lye treatments??
Just wondering.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:22 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:23 pm
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Location: central Illinois
a LITTLE green in the finish will kill the red. Practice and be careful with overlapping. use in a second coat then a regular coat before buffing and the final.

Ralph


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:59 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:48 pm
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Location: San Diego, CA
Stop trying to make a cat bark.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:21 pm 

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Location: minnesota
Greg Warren wrote:
> Stop trying to make a cat bark.
I can't say I totally agree but definitely don't say it will be seamless. Unless they are willing to pay for you to experiment till its perfect. Even then I'm pretty sure they will age different, not sure I'm not old enough:)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:39 am 

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Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Most of us have found ourselves in these similar situations and we do calculate that this will not be our last time.
So as we try to find good working solutins that will make it less complicated and look like we are very competent enough to manage the problem. These tips and ideas are here ways to kick the barking cat out of the house..
These kinds of finishing problems have challenged even some of the most tallented furnitura restorers .
The main point is to TRY and keep note.
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