wood veneer

Old 12-07-04, 07:58 AM
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wood veneer

I am needing some advise on staining an oak veneer. The orginal piece that I am redoing looks like strips have been added during the staining process. Do I do this with a course brush or with a wire brush. It seems that actual strips have been imbedded into the veneer. Thanks

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Old 12-10-04, 11:59 PM
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Hi obkbz, - absolutely never let a wire brush touch your oak veneer. it will ruin it. A lot depends on if the piece has any coating , varnish, stain, applied previously. If it doesn't look varnished, I would start with a small amount of stain on a lint free rag. Rub gently in small circles till you get the desired effect. If you can try it on the back of the piece to see the effect that's better.
There are MANY different stains, colourings and varnishes. Also as many techniques. Tell us what the piece is for, and we'll have more idea how to do it . -ie - a tabletop, a handrail, a frame ???

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