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by Not your average framer
Sat 21 May, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Going back to discussions about Chestnut sirit based stains, I don't think that there is much doubt about it that Chestnut spirit based stains penetrate very well into nicely figured hardwoods and serve to emphasis the woodgrain particularly well. However they also seal the surface of the wood, whic...
by Not your average framer
Sat 21 May, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framex 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Framex 2022

Hi Justin, It's not so surprising, both Wessex and Simons have done their own road show regional events in the past and in both case they only invited other suppliers whose products that the were already distributing. In spite of all this both the Wessex and Simons events were really fanatastic even...
by Not your average framer
Fri 20 May, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Hi Dermot, It might not take ages to get things right. I've got a bit more practice that I have not actually mentioned when I was a bookbinder, paper conservitor and restorer of antique and historic documents for an antique books, documents and memorabilia dealer in Portsmouth, learned to decorate l...
by Not your average framer
Fri 20 May, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Hi Dermot, It's a difficult business environment in my town and I'm trying very hard do things as it is. I'm trying to get the right combination of volume and income. Lots of the shops in this town are barely making it and I have lost contact with so many of my previous customers during the four yea...
by Not your average framer
Fri 20 May, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Sorry dermot,

But The wax finish dead flat acrlic varnish is as tough as old boots and sticks like crazy. I been using it for years, it not only just does not come off, but you will be spending a very long time trying to remove it if you need to. It's seriously good stuff!
by Not your average framer
Fri 20 May, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Both the wax and the varnish become quite hard and durable when they have been set by heating. The dead flat (matt) acrlic varnish contains coloidial silica to create the matt finish and the tiny particules of silica are the same level of hardness as the hardness of grains of sand. Sand is silica in...
by Not your average framer
Thu 19 May, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keeping the oak grain when painting it
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Keeping the oak grain when painting it

Hi janine, What sort of paint are you using? Not all types of paint necessarily produce the same effect. I've only ever tried this with acrylic paints, but only ever with darker colours, so I am wondering if white will produce a perfect result. I'm not sure that I would be using titanium white as it...
by Not your average framer
Thu 19 May, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cross grain obeche moulding effect.
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Cross grain obeche moulding effect.

Some time ago I produced a try out chevron with a cross graing effect on a basic pine moulding. This might have been around the time I had my stroke, but maybe not. I just can't remember, too many brain cells got killed when I had that stroke and I just have no idea what memories just diappeared as ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 19 May, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I have a few length of left over Oak mouldings which are quite white in colour.
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: I have a few length of left over Oak mouldings which are quite white in colour.

I probably going to do some kind of handfinished effect. I just not sure what sort of effect just now.
by Not your average framer
Thu 19 May, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

I've never read the data sheet, but I've been doing this for years. Wax is historically one of the oldest adhesives known to man. Heated wax seems to bond to almost anything and really sticks well. I even stipple acrylic paint washes into brushed on layer of wax wax applied straigt from the tin. Thi...
by Not your average framer
Thu 19 May, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: I have a few length of left over Oak mouldings which are quite white in colour.
Replies: 4
Views: 97

I have a few length of left over Oak mouldings which are quite white in colour.

I am currently thinking about what to do with these lengths of really a little toowhite and pale oak, I suppose that I could create a plate stained "bleached Oak" style effect. Bleached Oak is a popular treatment whch gets applied to other Oak furniture by modern day antique interior furniture deale...
by Not your average framer
Thu 19 May, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

A big advantage of producing your own wood stains and using nice thick wet pigmented acrylic paints as part of that mix is that the solvent used in Black Bison paste waxes is an active solvent which directly opens up the already set acrylic resin in the acrylic paints and when the wax is set and mad...
by Not your average framer
Wed 18 May, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

I rarely use spirit based stains anymore. I like a bit more time to be able to work the finish. Water based stains are usually where it's at for me. There are ocassions where I will use a water based stain and after it has dried, I'll maybe do something interesting with a water based wash stippled i...
by Not your average framer
Wed 18 May, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings

There was a time when I bought a quanity of a brass finished hockey shaped moulding. It was a very cheap discontinued moulding and obviously something which the supplier was struggling to persuade anyone to buy. I bought it because it was ten pence per foot and that was because they were obviously r...
by Not your average framer
Wed 18 May, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

If you are looking for an official way that everyone stains wood, using the one authentic stain product, I don't think that you will find that there is one. Not everyone is wanting the same finish and the same look, but there's lots of framers producing stained Oak frames on this forum, who have suc...
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

I also use Van Dyke cyrstals, but it is quite easy to fine tune the resulting water based stain with a little bit of either powder pigments, or acrylic paints. It produces very cost effective wood stains, with the minimum of complication, or too much fussing about. Works for me! I stain a lot of pin...
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

A lot of the time, I mix my own stain and test the coulour on the actuall wood which I want to stain. If you are thinking that the colour of the woodstain is always going to look the same on different base colours of the wood, well sorry sometimes you are lucky sometimes not. I buy two, three hundre...
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Pilkington Glass

Hi Steve,

That sounds about right to me!