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Old 07-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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i have 2 questions (1) about mixing paint (2) using shallac

Question 1:
what colors do I mix together to get raisin colour?

Question 2:
what kind of shallac do I use to shallac cedar beams to bring out the grain of the wood? What grit of sandpaper do I use in my orbital sander to take the paint off?

sincerely, and thank you.for your help John (me)


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Old 07-09-2015, 11:39 PM   #2
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if your beams are only coated in shellac, you can scrub it off with denatured ethanol. If you sand Id start with 60 or 80 grit. Finer than 80 wont do it, and you may need to go to 40. Dont use less than 40 its too coarse.

Mix red and green or blue and orange to get brown.


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The beams are painted red. Shouldbi usebpaint stripper?
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Why are you mixing the paint?
Just go to the paint store, pick out the color and there going to mix it for you.
Why shellac and not poly?
Hope you have plenty of time on your hands, every speck of paints going to have to come off if your going for a clear coat, working over head and close to the ceiling is going to be a real pain and lots of dust.
If it was mine and I wanted clear I'd concider boxing in what's there with new wood that's been prefinished before installing.
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