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Forum topic by Joshh posted 09-22-2016 05:34 AM 383 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joshh

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09-22-2016 05:34 AM

How would I go around to make pine plywood completely black. Would India Ink be the safest solution ?


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#1 posted 09-22-2016 09:38 AM

Paint, Black Stain, turn the lights off

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 09:55 AM

I’ve used India ink on poplar with great success.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 12:06 PM

Pine is not a good candidate for ebonizing. Black paint is the only way to get a uniform black color, and even then the knots are likely to bleed pitch through the paint.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 09:20 PM



Pine is not a good candidate for ebonizing. Black paint is the only way to get a uniform black color, and even then the knots are likely to bleed pitch through the paint.

- bondogaposis


Just tried black gel stain from General Finishes. Got it absolutely black in one coat, with some grain lightly shining through. It already looks nice, with a second coat I assume it will be all pitch black.

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#5 posted 10-02-2016 08:49 AM

Not sure if this work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMwR9HV1wwA

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