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I am making a coffee table the top is made of Mineral Poplar and the legs and end and side boards are made of Red Oak. I would like something that would make the Mineral Poplar "POP". Any suggestions would be appericated.

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Are you describing mineral streaks in poplar ?

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yes outside is a neutral color (light tan) and as you look towards the middle it goes from a light green to a purple and to a black. I would like to find something that would make these colors and the grain stand out have some kind of depth to it. I was considering Tung Oil. Any suggestions would be great.

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Try it with BLO (Boiled Linseed Oil), about 25% thinned with mineral spirits on one sample and a second sample full strength. Let sit for about 20 minutes and wipe down. See what you get.






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These mineral streaks in poplar almost always turn brown.

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Seriously These Mineral Streaks turns brown so is there anyway of stopping this from happening
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If you want to kill or change the color of dark grain lines and/or mineral lines, that is different than "popping" the grain.

You might try on samples a mix that I use for pickling. I first used a product from Sherwin-Williams industrial, called "Clear Oil Base Sealer", and their tint in a mix. Their tint came in a quart can and was thick like mayonnaise. It didn't take much tint at all.

Or, you can use an interior varnish thinned 60% or so with mineral spirits and mix in a universal tint of one or more colors to tint the mineral, and or green to where you want. What the mix does is not much to the regular grain, but affects the darker grain. It works good for heavily grained wood that needs to be evened out. This is done with wiping.

You'll have to experiment with samples on how much to thin the varnish, and what colors of tint to use, and how long to let it sit before wiping off. I'm not saying this is an absolute problem solver, but it may work to your satisfaction.






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