Purple Table OH NO

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Forum topic by Dj1225 posted 06-16-2014 11:37 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2014 11:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood finish transtint water based poly

So I was asked by a friend to take some really crappy old pine, that came from a old camp site and make it into a dining table. The wood was well over 150 years old. Unfortunately it had been used as the walls of an old dining room, and had been partially painted. In short it was a mess.

I planed it clean and ended up with around 3/4 boards. Made the table and the owners wanted it finished a dark color. Tried several different finishes from oil base to oils and finally settled on using trans-tint walnut in a alcohol base. For what it was, it turned out pretty good.

I then finished using a water based poly, multiple coats to make sure all the holes and crevasses were protected.

Now when I look at it, I swear it has a slight purple tint. Not purple purple, but a tint. So I am wondering if I could add a little of the trans-tint to the water-based poly and see if that reduces the purple hue. I sure as heck do not want to sand it down and start again, and honestly the owners may not even notice, but if I can make it better i want to.

So will this help?

-- Dave

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 12:26 AM

Call Jeff Jewitt @ 216-631-5309. He is the maker of TT dyes and a nationally renown finisher, not to mention, a really nice guy. He will be able to answer your questions.

-- Art

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