|Forum topic by Stewbot||posted 06-14-2016 11:34 PM||298 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-14-2016 11:34 PM
Im working on restoring several sections of fence/gates that look like the one below. Most of the sections have been well preserved and I’ve been able to lightly sand and coat with spar-eurethane with good results. The image below is one which has severe discoloration at the bottom and I’m looking for suggestions on how to get those bottom boards to match the good ones near the top more closely.
Im assuming I’ll need to either do some heavier sanding,some sort of a chemical wash, or both. I however wanted to post here and see if anyone has a similiar experience with this and some words of advice/suggestions, or perhaps reccomendations for a specific product.
Ultimately I just want to get some of the natural color back which I can then coat over with spar-urethane in order to match the other sections.
I have hit the bottom boards with 80 grit on a palm sander but didn’t feel like that alone was gonna do it. I’ve sanded and restored old wooden surfaces in the past, but haven’t dealt with a color variation quite like this.
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