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Old 13-04-2010, 15:47   #1
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Teak Stripping and Finishing

My wife and I just finished stripping the eyebrows of our caliber in preperation of our first application of Cetol Light. Put on the first coat and one side seems to be considerably darker than the other.

Any thoughts??

Bob and Mona
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Old 15-04-2010, 21:11   #2
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Was the wood the same color to begn with? Does one side get more sun than the other? You can use wood bleach (after sanding back to bare wood, grrr). Oxalic acid, I think. I've also had good luck using TSP (the real stuff.....tri-sodium-phosphate.....available at paint

I use Cetol light - am very familiar with it. I got over-zealous for awhile......I think I applied too many gets darker with each additional coat. So you may want to put more coats on the lighter side. could do what I do, and throw up your hands and delight in the strange and unpredictable color variations in natural wood.
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