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Wood dyes and Birch coloring

by Peace
posted 01-26-2017 01:35 PM

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 02:06 PM

Birch , can be a unique animal, in many cases it has a flame figure. which can be especially unruly, its very absorbent. In many cases folks seek this sort of figure, its called flame birch, in which case dyes are used to accent .
you really need to experiment with scraps, upon occasion, it has taken 3 coats of the Blotch control to handle really absorbent areas .

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 02:21 PM

I got terrific results with Charles Neil’s blotch controller on some really blotchy Hard Maple. Apply the controller and let it dry 24 hours, apply another coat and wait 24 hours, then apply the dye. If it’s a waterborne dye, the water can soften the blotch controller and lessen its effect if you keep it wet too long. I did notice that.

I ran many many test batches on wood scraps before I finally found the perfect color.

If I had not used that product, I would not have been able to get the color I wanted.

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