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Re: Best type and color of stain for new alder woo

Posted By: James Schooley (0-1pool247-211.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 1/4/4 02:29

In Response To: Best type and color of stain for new alder wood (Martha)

Alder can be stained to resemble all the woods you have mentioned. A waterbased stain would be the least toxic but will raise the grain a little. I find a Watco Danish oil stain is fairly user friendly, and has few offensive smells, also dries to a nontoxic finish. I select a couple colors and blend them until I get the right color for the project. Rub it on with fine steel wool and remove all the excess after thirty minutes, dispose of the rags in water to avoid fire hazard. Reapply two or three times if you want a hand rubbed oil finish and wax over all. A more durable finish will require varnish (kinda smelly) or lacquer (very smelly) or possibly shellac (not so smelly, like alcohol and apples)

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