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White washing over charred wood.

by mchapman87
posted 07-11-2017 02:49 PM

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 04:38 AM


I looked at your home page to see what you meant, so if I understand correctly, you’re not really “charring” the wood, just browning it. If the wood was really charred (burned black), it would lose all strength, and couldn’t hold a finish.

That said, when you talk about white-wash, do you mean pickling (Giving it a white haze) ? If so, I would suggest buying a small piece of the intended wood and experimenting. The pickling process should use a diluted white paint (interior flat latex). You may also want to try a stain conditioner (like Cabot) to prevent too much white pigment from filling open pores vs. closed pores and producing a blotchy finish.

Good luck! Let me know what you find.



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