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Old 09-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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homemade pickle solution?


And I don't mean the white-what picklesque shortcut of paint/primer cut with water (etc)

How did they do it in the old days before Minwax et al? One suggestion I read was that they'd dissolve galvanized nails in vinegar - then wash that over the wood.

Anything else? I want to pickle - but I don't like how various modern methods are looking. I think what I want is more of a muted grey tone - not so much white or natural wood color coming through.

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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There are actual oil base pickling stains available. But if you want to reinvent the wheel- have fun!

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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I've tried those, too - it's just not thrilling me.

I'll figure this out.
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I found this site that covers at length different chemicals and acids and what they do to woods:

http://www.craftsman-style.info/fini...d-alkaline.htm

It sounds like what I want is a Muriatic acid bath for the pine.
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