|Forum topic by ownafixerupper||posted 05-11-2012 04:14 AM||3859 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-11-2012 04:14 AM
Long story short, I am making a small pedestal table for a prop for a wedding (not mine). My requirements were to keep it cheap and rustic, preferably using scrap wood where I had it. Being the new woodworker that I am, that implies pine! (and not the select kind either…)
So, oh ye most knowledgeable ones:
I am trying to Transtint the pine. (yes—-this may ultimately violate the rustic requirement, in which case I may default to BLO) I have tried various combinations of tinting shellac (unwaxed), dissolving the dye in alcohol, dissolving the dye in water, and applying these to scrap wood, with and without seal coats of #1 shellac.
It seems that no matter what I try, some blotching/grain reversal happens. The least blotchiness seemed to occur with a single seal coat and water-dissolved dye; two seal-coats actually seemed to make the grain reversal worse, but I need to try the single seal on more scrap wood before being certain of that. Sanding did not matter. From what I’ve read, these are all typical things to try with pine. Will some blotchiness/grain reversal occur no matter what?