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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 10-17-2016 07:27 PM 468 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2016 07:27 PM

I have a maple butcher block bar top to finish. I need to match the best I can the color that’s on the cabinets in the pictures. As you can see there is some blotch on the cabinets and the customer is OK with some blotching but I want as little as I can.

I have some Charles Niel blotch control (I’ve never used this product yet) I was planing to apply the blotch control according to the directions.
Then take sample pieces of the butcher block with the blotch control on it to a local paint store and see if they could match the satin on the cabinets.

What do you think

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 09:44 PM

Alaska, I think I would try using only GF Arm-R-Seal. Since it is an oil product it will darken the wood somewhat so try it on scrap. Also, remember that maple will darken somewhat with age so it you match the color of the counter to the cabinets now, it will be darker in a few years. FWIW

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