How to get the "Blonde" look on wood furniture.

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by ARnoob, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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    I've been experimenting with different stains on wood furniture in an attempt to get a blonde color. I've bleached the wood and just added tung oil, which turned out nicely, but was more of a "nude" than a blonde.

    I've used a golden pecan, which also is really nice, but not blonde. I read somewhere what one guy used a mix of Watco Teak Oil and golden pecan, but I have yet to try that.

    What stains (already made or your own mixes) do you guys recomend?

    Thanks!
     
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    Here are the results of using Golden Yellow RIT dye.
     

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  3. m72law

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    that AK furniture looks good AR...

    when i want to achieve a blonde look on a rifle/pistol stock,i sand the living crap out of the wood (by hand)mostly :/ using corse to fine papers...& finish it using just tru-oil.

    there is something about a natural look on a gun stock that brings a :) to my face.
    the finer you can get the (stock/wood grain) the lighter the stains/finishes will take....happy sanding
     
  4. ARnoob

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    Thanks. I feel the same way about wood furniture. Do you use chemical stipper on the wood to remove the old stain/lacquer?
     
  5. m72law

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    if its a cheap mosin or old mauser rifle,i use oven cleaner to strip away the old grime....now if im refinishing a blaser or better i'd do it all by hand...i have refinished a few old winchesters without any kind of strippers,other than elbow power:eek:a good sharp ''red devil scraper/bastard file''will be your best friend once you get the feel for it:)
     
  6. ARnoob

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    Cool. Thank you.