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Forum topic by Underdog posted 12-31-2016 04:48 AM 621 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Underdog

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12-31-2016 04:48 AM

If I bleach some mahogany to lighten it’s color, will dye applied after the bleach dries get bleached out too?

Thanks for any help!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA


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#1 posted 12-31-2016 11:37 AM

Why don’t you do a test and see what happens.

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 01:33 PM

I could do that, but I’m under pressure from a deadline, and won’t have definitive results in time…
I need information from someone who knows…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 02:51 PM

Don’t you need to neutralize the bleach once you’ve reached the shade you want?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 12-31-2016 06:26 PM

Ummm… yeah, I guess so…. Since it’s a alkaline, what will neutralize it? Vinegar?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 06:30 PM

Here’s something I found while browsing the subject:


As bleach dries, it breaks down to salt and water. Once the water evaporates, you’ll have salt residue on the wood. Brush it off before you finish the wood.

From Here:
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/bleaching-wood

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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