“Patina Colouring”

This colouring method is an ideal way of adding colour in a way that looks natural.

1.    Mix Stain into “Semi Sealer”

a. Mix a small amount first to trial; add more stain if a darker colour is required.

b. Mix a spirit based stain (NGR) into “Semi Sealer” at a ratio of 10% Stain to 90% “Semi Sealer”.

2.    Brush on a thick coat

a. Brush a thick coat of the tinted “Semi Sealer” onto the timber.

3.    Wait ten minutes

a. Wait 10 minutes for the timber to absorb all the tinted “Semi Sealer” it can.

4. Buff Dry

a. Buff the surface with a clean dry cloth to remove any surplus oil.

b. The colour the wood is when it is 1st buffed will be an indicator of its finished colour. 

Warning: The cloth used to remove the excess “Semi Sealer” should be hung out flat on a clothes line to dry or incinerate, as it is possible for the cloth to self combust as it dries.

5. Wait 2 days

a. Leave 2 days for the tinted “Semi Sealer” that is left in the timber to dry before proceeding with the 1st stage of “Finishing Stripped Timber with Moisturiser”.

“Direct Colouring”

This colouring method is an ideal way of adding colour in a way that is obvious. Trial the colour on a not so obvious section of the project being stained. Any type of timber stain can be used for this method except for fence & house stains due to the fact that they are complete finishes in their own right.

1. Apply Stain

a. Pour some timber stain into a container.

b. Dip the balled up end of a rag into the stain & work the stain into the timber by wiping the surface of the timber in the direction of the grain.

c. The wet colour is the finished colour.

d. Do not work across the grain.

2. Leave to dry

a. Leave the stain to dry for its recommended time.

3. Brush on “Semi Sealer”

a. Pour an amount of straight “Semi Sealer” into a container.

b. Brush a thick coat of “Semi Sealer” onto the timber.

4. Wait ten minutes

a. Wait 10 minutes for the timber to absorb all the “Semi Sealer” it can.

5. Buff Dry

a. Buff the surface with a clean dry cloth to remove the surplus oil.

Warning: The cloth used to remove the excess “Semi Sealer” should be hung out flat on a clothes line to dry or incinerate, as it is possible for the cloth to self combust as it dries.

6. Wait two days

a. Leave 2 days for the “Semi Sealer” that is left in the timber to dry before proceeding with the 1st stage of “Finishing Stripped Timber with Moisturiser”.

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