|Forum topic by karmaco||posted 895 days ago||1915 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
895 days ago
ok, I’m not really trying to make pine look like oak.
What I am doing though is make pine coordinate with 100 year old oak. Why?? Because my customer asked for it. I’m installing my customers Marvin replacement windows in a Victorian house with oak trim. The closest sash material he could get to the oak trim was pine. So, I’m trying to get it to “coordinate” with the existing oak.
I’ve use Polyshades by Minwax many times in the past to put a decent look on the random pine that’s typically used for modern interior trim and doors. I’ve had good luck with it when I spray it. I’ve also custom tinted and shaded it by adding artist oil colors to it.
The problem this time is that I have to apply it with a pad and brush because there is too many tracks, sash balances, glass etc to mask everything off and spray. So I can’t lay it on as heavy as I can with spray. Application is going ok. 2 coats so far. Problem is I’m not building up the deep tobacco brown color I need this time fast enough. I’ve been adding artist colors (vandyke brown, burnt sienna and touch of chrome orange) to Polyshades “Classic Oak” to get in the general color palette of antique oak, but it doesn’t look like I’ll get to the tobacco brown I need before I reach my practical limit of finish coats (maybe 4 total ?).
So, I’m wondering if anyone has any experience using aniline dye or universal colorants in Polyshades? Or any other suggestions for getting the color depth needed?
-- Terry @ karmaconstruction