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Re: Stain and methods

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-93.rconnect.com)
Date: 5/27/3 22:13

In Response To: Re: Stain and methods (Jim Cole)

Rick, the method of achieving the dark red stain was often Iodine Dye or in some cases Ox blood, since the darker Aniline Dye would not resist the UV rays. The shellac was tinted with berry juices in some cases to get the color even richer color, the shellac layers would give the final look that depth ans opalesence that real Mahogany had. We don't try to over come these stains, but try to reproduce the effect with glazes and toners.

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