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Forum topic by RobH posted 09-11-2007 02:43 AM 812 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RobH

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09-11-2007 02:43 AM

Hey all,

I am almost finished staining the bookshelf project. I only have the adjustable shelves to go, and that will probably be at least Saturday before I can get to them. I am staining these pieces with Minwax Golden Oak stain, and I am having a terrible time with bleed-out.

Question is, how do you all deal with bleed-out?

Right now I am wiping down about every hour until I go to bed. I try to wipe down the next morning, but a lot of the bleed-out had already dried. I just want to see how everyone else deals with this problem.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA


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#1 posted 09-11-2007 03:00 AM

Hi Rob;
—-by ‘bleed-out’....I’m not sure what you are describing after, can you tell me more?

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#2 posted 09-11-2007 03:22 AM

By bleed-out I mean the stain/oil that keeps coming out of the pores even after you have wiped things down good.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 09-11-2007 03:42 AM

Hi Rob;
—-getting ready to go and grab some shut eye and thought to check back….oh well.

On this subject of bleed-out the best thing to do is to ‘keep wiping down’. I’ve not had this happen on stains, but then I also do not use stains very often. However I have had a lot of experience with bleed-out when using boiled linseed oil and tung oil, especially if I do a bath. Sometimes those bleed-outs can go on for hours and throughout the night and then there’s the risk as you mentioned of letting it dry and blotch….so the only answer is, keep wiping it down or choose to let it dry in blotch spots.

I’ve also ran into the problem of working the finish outside in the shade with BLO and tung oil and then coming back to find the sun shining on my piece and drying a nice or not so nice spot of bleed-out like it was a spot of poly spill….ugh.

Keep wiping it down and it should stop soon enough, but then also only the wood knows when and….

Hope this helps and….

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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