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Forum topic by Mrsvwal posted 416 days ago 831 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mrsvwal

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416 days ago

Hello!

So…I’m a complete newbie to outdoor finishing.

Here is my goal end result:

Here is what I have..

Its brown pressure treated lumber from lowes.

I have tried the canyon brown olympic toner, but it looks super brown… I tried the step down, but it was super orange and too light.
Starting to get discouraged.. and poor as these don’t have sample sizes.

Any ideas or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you!


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crank49

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#1 posted 416 days ago

Get a separate container and mix a sample of equal parts of the two colors you have and see if that suits.
If not, try 2 parts one and 1 part the other, etc.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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Mrsvwal

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#2 posted 416 days ago

OMG I DIDN”T EVEN THINK TO TRY THAT!!!

Thank you sooo much I’m going to try that tonight!

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patron

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#3 posted 416 days ago

and do write the mix you like down
for any future work
or just a reseal over the years
to brighten it back up
as things will ‘bleach out’ from sun and weather
over time

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Mrsvwal

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#4 posted 411 days ago

Thank you very much everyone!
I think I came very close with your advice! :)

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 411 days ago

Good job Mrsvwal!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 411 days ago

Got er done

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Henry6

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#7 posted 251 days ago

This is definitely doable. Try using Storm System stains have the best quality for their price. Plus, they have a great range of products. They will get you to your ideal finish in no time!

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