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Forum topic by cowboyup3371 posted 07-17-2019 01:11 AM 395 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-17-2019 01:11 AM

I got lazy tonight and did not tape off the section of a board that would receive a different stain than the adjacent section and it shows badly. The darker stain in the carved area is a water-based Black Cherry while the raised piece with the burned lettering is an oil-based New Pine gel. Although I used a smaller foam brush, I allowed more than the tip to touch in these two sections. Is the best way to fix this just applying some lacquer thinner to this area and then re-touch it once I’m done?

If it is instead to just simply rebuild the piece I do have time (10 days) but I’d rather not have to go that far.

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#1 posted 07-17-2019 03:00 AM

Did the new pine go on first and have a chance to dry? Or was it second? Or combined? Could try to scrape a bit first and see whT happens, can test with a scraper or even a razor blade holding perpendicular and scraping a small corner of the dark.

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#2 posted 07-17-2019 10:02 AM

Can’t really tell what the piece is and how much room you have to work. My instinct would be to scrape or sand through the stain and try to reset the piece. Might have to reshape a bit, but that always adds a little character.

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#3 posted 07-18-2019 02:02 AM

Sorry for asking such a stupid question. This was the first time I tried to put two different types of stain on the same board both color and base wise so I got a little flustered. But it is now fixed

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