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I dyed an oak table top but forgot to burnish first, now its blotchy, how do I fix it?

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Forum topic by Mauricio posted 10-09-2009 04:36 PM 1547 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mauricio

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10-09-2009 04:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question aniline dye oak blotchy blotch finish stain

In my rush to get this project done I forgot to burnish the surface of the oak table top with a gray abrasive pad before applying the dye last night. I checked the table top this morning and it dried blotchy.

I did burnish the base of the table and there are no issues so I’m pretty sure this is the issue.

Can I burnish it now and reapply the dye to even it out? Should I lighten the color somehow before doing this so it doesn’t end up darker than I want?

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch


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lcurrent

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 02:26 AM

Mochoa If you will take Denature Alcohol on a thin piece of thin felt ( no Dye ) it will smooth out the dye and dont change the color

Larry

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 04:39 AM

Thanks Larry,

I kind of did what you suggested. But, since I mixed the dye with distilled water, I rubbed out the dark spots with a wet rag and then reapplied the stain. I think it looks ok.

Thanks for the input.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 02:55 AM

House hold bleach will remove water base dye. clean then spray a 1lb coat of shellac scrub with 320 and re apply dye

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