Dyed Walnut

Step 3. Brush or wipe a thin layer of glaze over the dyed walnut. Remove the excess glaze with a rag or dry brush, leaving enough to match the color of the new piece to the aged walnut. Let the glaze dry before applying the final coats of finish.

Step 1. Bleach new walnut replacement parts with two-part wood bleach. (New walnut is usually darker than aged walnut.) Apply the bleach with a disposable sponge brush.

Step 2. Dye the bleached wood to approximate the color of the aged walnut—stay on the light side. Allow the dye to dry. Then seal with a coat of 1-Ib.-cut shellac. When the shellac is dry, sand lightly with 320-grit sandpaper.

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