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Forum topic by fisherdoug09 posted 12-24-2012 01:26 PM 665 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fisherdoug09

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12-24-2012 01:26 PM

I have another wood question concerning Padauk. I love the orange color of fresh cut or planed Padauk, but after time it turns to a dark color. Is there any thing I can do to keep it from turning a dark color and keep the orange coloring. Thanks


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 01:28 PM

No. You can postpone it for a while but it will eventually turn brown. It’s still good looking though, just take the change into consideration in your design.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 01:28 PM

Keep it in total darkness with no oxygen…..but even that may not work.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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bobasaurus

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 12:08 AM

UV-resistant finishes will help (like Minwax Helmsman), but all padauk darkens eventually. Keep it out of direct sun, too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 01:32 AM

The jewelry box I made for my wife (see my projects) was primarily paduak. The color hasn’t changed noticably to my eye in the last year since I made it. Keeping it out of direct sunlight has likely helped so far.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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jusfine

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 02:35 AM

It will remain a brighter color for a few years, and was mentioned, UV inhibitors will help.

I will be using some as contrast on my upcoming workbench, yet I like the darker brown color it turns more than the brilliant orange…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Brian Strothcamp

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 03:21 AM

http://www.aqua-man.com/itemMatrix_all.asp?GroupCode=M5619

use this stuff its SPF40… seal your wood with something oxygen cant penetrate (no wax finishes)
i have used it with great success… its excels even in direct light

i have been using this on vinyl hot tub covers for years (its highly recommended for this purpose in the spa world) usually one treatment a year is all thats needed and that says a lot, never had a cover fade and they have always been in direct sunlight.

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