|Forum topic by carltonwire||posted 02-28-2017 08:57 PM||272 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-28-2017 08:57 PM
Hey everyone, I really appreciate all the information I’ve found so far on this forum. I have a LOT more to learn, but hopefully can help others in the future.
I have some edge glued 5/4 pine that someone wanted the good ‘ol vinegar + steel wool treatment on, so I volunteered to do it since I had the supplies. I’ve done it in the past, it usually comes out pretty decent…except this time. It’s blotchy and…a little green! (The photo makes it look a little better than it actually is in person)
The surface grain was raised with a water/tea mixture like usual in this process. (I skipped pre-stain conditioner because I didn’t use it in the past)
To remove it and try again, I thought I could just sand it down with some 80 & 120 grit on my random orbit, but it’s only gotten hazy and lighter green. The spots are more highlighted than ever, ugh. Stripper didn’t seem to have an effect either, probably because it’s not actual stain or finish.
Anyway, I was hoping for a light grey like usual, should I look into dyes, gel stain? I’m not sure where to turn next.
Thank you for any suggestions on how to remove this stain (bleach?) or get a more evened out, grey finish.