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preventing doug fir from yellowing, possible?

by Spikes
posted 12-14-2018 08:19 PM

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Bill White

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#1 posted 12-14-2018 08:50 PM

I often use thinned shellac (dewaxed) as a wash coat.
Charles Neil, who is a member here, sells a pre-finish blotch control that has good reviews.
A water based finish will minimize yellowing. Remember, I said “minimize”.

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#2 posted 12-15-2018 01:58 AM

^^^ I agree. Charles Neil is probably busy with Christmas woodworking stuff :) He does have a page you should visit. He also sells that blotch control from his webpage. Great reviews on it. And great vids and advice.

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#3 posted 12-15-2018 02:38 AM

Douglas fir does not yellow over time it gets darker. Eventually turns a nice cinnamon brown color but it takes about 40 years. So if you want to speed things up. Here’s how I’ve done it wash coat with super blonde shellac to close some of the pores. Then generals finish pecan oil based stain at least two coats. Then top coat polyurethane gel.

Not against Mr Neil’s finishing at all. Much respect for Charles

One more thing I would like to add if your using construction lumber from the borg all bets are off. I only have stained Clear vertical grain fir with close growth rings.

-- Aj

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