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Forum topic by Laughran posted 438 days ago 479 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Laughran

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438 days ago

I am finishing a coffee table made from 150 year old pine, the growth rings are very tight. If I use a transtint dye do I need a wood conditioner for blotch control?
Thank you

-- David


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 438 days ago

Yes, I would, always on pine.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#2 posted 438 days ago

Try it on an unseen area of the bottom…

Conditioners, seal coats, and washcoats can prevent a dye from penetrating. Mask off a square, do half with conditioner. Dye the entire square and see what works best.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 438 days ago

+1 for try a sample.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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