Question On Staining Popluar

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Forum topic by Chiefk posted 08-24-2008 02:40 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2008 02:40 PM

I have heard that when stained properly popluar can be made to like very much like walnut. I have been sampling on a piece of scrap and been unable to really achieve the results I wanted. Does anyone know the process used to stain the popluar. Thanks in advance. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 05:21 PM

here is a project we did using General finishes amber dye 4 coats and 2 coats of bartly gel ..jet Mahogany as stated above go easy on the base dye to avoid blotching, a light barrier coat or wash coat to prevent blotching is a good idea…use about a 1/2 lb to 1lb cut (test on scrap) then with the gel, blotching is not an issue…there is two links here one is a quilt rack you can see the color the second is a Step back cupboard we are doing now in a blog and using poplar as a secondary we will be posting the finishing schedule ,as barry has stated you must do a two part or it will be very dark…a base of yellow or amber works well,and a dye is the way to do it..and any of the dyes in the yellow or amber will do…I prefer several coats of amber to help establish a good uniform base..good luck

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#2 posted 08-25-2008 03:17 PM

Thanks for the information. Charles, the reason for my post was that I watched you videos on the quilt rack. Following your directions, I made an oak, cherry, maple and a popluar quilt racks. I have the colors I wanted on all but the popluar rack. I will try and find some the the amber dye and follow the above suggestions. By the way Charles, I really enjoyed making the quilt racks. It was a fun project. I look forward to more of your videos. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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