For Craft People
Besides wood...if you do any cardboard projects, paint this stuff on...cardboard will get hard as plastic and can be sanded smooth. Do this outdoors as this stuff is a bit smelly.
Stabilized antique apple crates
I uses this liberally on 4 old apple crates that were starting to rot and had worm holes throughout. It stabilized and hardened the wood just as advertised, and the crates are very strong now. It did darken the wood, and it took two bottles to do all of the crates. It's quite watery, which means it penetrates deeply, but that also makes it fairly messy and hard to paint on.
I use this primarily as a stabilizer for heavily / overly spalted hard woods and as a hardener for soft porous woods. For small spalted crafts pieces, I soak them overnight in a large mason jar, or for larger pieces, in a custom made container. Once thoroughly dried, even spongy soft pieces are similar in hardness to White Oak.
> Dries Quickly
> Penetrates deep into the wood
> Sands well after 24hr drying
> Does not seem to affect glues when thoroughly dried.
> Needs to be used
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out-doors due to very strong odor.
> Quickly gums up sandpaper if not thoroughly dried before sanding.
> When liquid, can dissolve any products that use Acetone as a solvent, especially with prolonged exposure.
> Doesn't come in Gallon size
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