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Forum topic by Jagerheister posted 05-23-2015 12:45 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-23-2015 12:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood cedar pine vinegar adding ironite natural non-toxic toxic organic staining finishing painting aging

In this timelapse video, I’m applying an ironite stain to pine. This is a compound of vinegar with several steel wool pads dissolved in it. The compound causes a chemical reaction with the tannins in the wood that develops the natural color much like aging. It works with any wood, but the results vary by species. I’ve found this method to work well on species that are known to not accept stains, or don’t stain evenly (blotchy). With Pine, I can achieve an even color with relish tones similar to cedar after 4 or 5 heavy coats.

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