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03-31-2016 01:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question purpleheart lathe finishing arts and crafts

I am turning wine bottle stoppers and just learned that certain woods ( Bloodwood, Purpleheart , and others) will turn a gray color if not finished properly. I was told I need a finish with a UV protector. What finish should I use ? What other woods will fade like this ? The color looks great when it is freshly turned. I would like to keep using these woods for the variety of the colors.


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#1 posted 03-31-2016 02:04 AM

The best finish will only delay the inevitable.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 03-31-2016 02:08 AM

Thanks for the reply, I was afraid of that answer.

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#3 posted 03-31-2016 02:11 AM

any out door finish would be best, but yes, only delay the inevitable.

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#4 posted 03-31-2016 02:13 AM

Sorry.

Look up hobbithouseinc.com

Great resource. Go to the exotic wood part of the site.

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#5 posted 03-31-2016 02:15 AM

Would the delay be weeks, months, years ? I have enough blanks for about a dozen stoppers, should I just stop now and treat it as a lesson learned ?

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#6 posted 03-31-2016 02:16 AM

Thanks “TheFridge” I’ll check that right now

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#7 posted 03-31-2016 02:22 AM

No prob bud. Just look up the wood and it shows pics of the color change over time. For most of them I’m pretty sure.

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#8 posted 03-31-2016 02:26 AM

“TheFridge” thank you sir that is a great site.

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#9 posted 03-31-2016 02:30 AM

no prob

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#10 posted 03-31-2016 02:32 AM

Sunlight (UV) is the enemy. Use a varnish with UV inhibitors and keep the piece out of direct sunlight. It will eventually darken anyway but you can delay/slow the process.

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#11 posted 03-31-2016 02:56 AM

Also, it’s a good idea to use dyes and pigments to stain the wood the same as its natural color before finishing. Most stains are more lightfast than natural wood. This is why I usually stain walnut with walnut stain.

If the wood is stained then finished with a product that has UV inhibitors and is kept away from direct sunlight, it may retain its color for years.

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