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Forum topic by fisherdoug09 posted 482 days ago 593 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fisherdoug09

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482 days ago

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 482 days ago

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 482 days ago

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

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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bobasaurus

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#3 posted 481 days ago

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 481 days ago

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 in Arlington, TX

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jusfine

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#5 posted 481 days ago

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 481 days ago

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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