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Garnet shellac and arm-r-seal on walnut dining table, anything else?

by SMP
posted 11-20-2018 08:34 PM


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Rich

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 01:03 AM

Regarding the sapwood, dye works well since you can start with a very diluted dye and continue to apply it until you get the color you want.

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 03:44 AM

I just completed a walnut dining room table for my own personal use. I tried Minwax sanding sealer for filling the grain and I definitely don’t recommend that. It had to be removed and I dropped back to the old standby I learned in high school…walnut sanding dust mixed with poly and mineral spirits. It will do a very nice job of filling the pores. It leaves a nice color and evens out any sapwood without turning the entire table dark. The addition of a second coat really doesn’t do anything. It wont make the wood darker. Hard to get the light right at night, but here are a few photos of the finished table:

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 01:38 PM

I have found that using dye followed with shellac and then Arm-R-Seal provides a great finish for a dining room table.
As always, testing the dye (color and/or dilution) on a piece of scrap can save a BUNCH of time and grief. Might want to check out some of Charles Neil “trace coating” videos on YouTube, he is THE man when it comes to finishes.
Good luck with your project.

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#4 posted 11-22-2018 04:06 AM



I just completed a walnut dining room table for my own personal use. I tried Minwax sanding sealer for filling the grain and I definitely don t recommend that. It had to be removed and I dropped back to the old standby I learned in high school…walnut sanding dust mixed with poly and mineral spirits. It will do a very nice job of filling the pores. It leaves a nice color and evens out any sapwood without turning the entire table dark. The addition of a second coat really doesn t do anything. It wont make the wood darker. Hard to get the light right at night, but here are a few photos of the finished table:

- msinc

That is GORGEOUS! I’ll have to re-remember that slurry trick.

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#5 posted 11-27-2018 04:35 PM

Thanks all, I may pickup some transtint at the local shop. I was going to get some reddish brown to test some arts and crafts finish on some QSWO, but I wonder if that is too red for walnut.

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