different colors in the wood

Old 09-19-05, 04:49 PM
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different colors in the wood

my pine walls and ceilings have a golden hue in them lighter and darker in different spots why is this ? i dont want to bleach. the finish seems to be all off. also i see where pictures and book cases have been should i try to blend the colors somewhat with shellac before applying poly ? never done anything like this before but i ask alot of questions.. thanx :mask:
Old 09-21-05, 05:36 AM
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The color difference is due to exposure (or lack thereof) to sunlight.

Amber shellac might be the answer to darken the lighter areas. I'd try it on a scrap piece of wood first to see what the effect is.

Check the label on the poly before you do anything - some will go over shellac, some won't. If it doesn't say, check with the manufacturer.

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