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Offline jmdeacon

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Not sure how to reproduce this finish.
« on: October 26, 2016, 10:23 AM »
Long time lurker on this forum.  I've aquired quite the Festool collection and it has made a big difference in the quaility of my work.  All the finishing I have done so far is with minwax stains and polyurethane and one project with an oil finish.

I would like to refinish my 25 year old kitchen cabinets.  I believe they are made from red oak.  I really like the current finish and would like to attempt to replicate the look.  I think this might be "whitewashed" but when I look at youtube videos about whitewashing red oak, the finishes appear whiter and more bleached out that what I am seeing in my house.  I have attached some pictures of what mine look like now.  I would appreciate some advice on what to do to reproduce this.

Thanks,

John
John
TS 55, OF 2200, OF 1010, Domino 500, CMS-VL, LR32, Rotex 90, Vecturo 400, CXS, T18, CT 36, CT midi

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Offline JD2720

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Re: Not sure how to reproduce this finish.
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 10:39 AM »
That is a pickled finish. I was taught to wipe a light color paint on & then wipe it right back off. The paint stays in the pores of the & any grooves. Then clear coat the wood. Search for pickled finish on youtube & google.   

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Not sure how to reproduce this finish.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 10:52 AM »
Cerused/limed finish.

Tom

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Not sure how to reproduce this finish.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 12:16 PM »
Cerused/limed finish.

Yes, cerused or limed finish. The term "cerused" is widely used and can be a created by a chemical reaction with the oak using Lye or with pigmented paint. Woca makes a pre colour white wood lye for cerusing or liming oak. You can also create this effect with thinned white pigmented paint over stained and sealed red or white oak.

Tim

Offline jmdeacon

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Re: Not sure how to reproduce this finish.
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 02:52 PM »
Yes, I can see that cerused is what was done.  I will look up how to do it and try it out on some scrap pieces to see if I am doing it right.  Looks like I can sand the flat surfaces and not worry about the white down in the grooves since that will just fill in the same.

Thanks,

John
John
TS 55, OF 2200, OF 1010, Domino 500, CMS-VL, LR32, Rotex 90, Vecturo 400, CXS, T18, CT 36, CT midi