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hammerinhand 07-14-2012 02:57 PM

custom stain an seal of door jams and trim
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I have a customer who is suffering from powder post beetles and needs some trim replaced. He calls it a bleached oak look and said the last guy he used mixed paint and varnish together to get duplicate the look on new pieces. I have not experimented with this yet mostly because upon research I keep seeing "DO NOT MIX TOGETHER" from other posters.

Just looking for a point in the right direction.

Bob Mariani 07-14-2012 06:02 PM

Just add a small amount of white oil based paint to the vanish and you will be fine.

hammerinhand 07-14-2012 06:06 PM

i thought that might work just wasn't sure.

Bob Mariani 07-14-2012 06:09 PM

just do not use latex paint... this is why some claim to avoid this process

hammerinhand 07-14-2012 06:10 PM

what if i used water based varethane? would i be able to use latex then?

Bob Mariani 07-14-2012 06:12 PM

never tried it. But the principle should be the same.... do not mix water and oil

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