Transparent Green Finish On Mahagony

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  1. Norm Stevens

    Norm Stevens New Member

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    I'm having the darnest time getting a good result on a transparent green finish on mahagony! the color of the wood is overpowering the green so I have to go too dark. looks good only in certain lighting. kindfa awefull in many other lighting conditions :( anyone know a way to lighten the wood so I don't have to fight this? I'm ready to strip this thing and start over !
     
  2. Chris Pile

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    Transparent green over brown is not going to look good.
    You could bleach it with dilute oxalic acid, peroxide, or a 2 part wood bleach.
    DO NOT used clorine bleach - it will yellow your wood, and then you'll have blue.
     
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    thanks guys! I'll look into these!
     

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