Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Suppressing Mahogany Reddish Color
I am refinishing an antique entrance table with a mahogany veneered top. The legs and under structure are maple or birch. The pictures show the table before any refinishing has been done and the table top after stripping has been done.
The customer wants the piece finished in an espresso color (with a semi gloss top coat).
The under structure will be fine to color.
It is suppressing the reddish color from the mahogany that is a challenge for me.
What I have to work with is collection of MinWax oil stains, Saman water-based stains, TransTtint dyes and some forest green aniline dye powder.
I am looking for some direction on how to use the products that I have to achieve the espresso color with no reddish hue showing through.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I asked a similar question to this on Sept. 12, 2016 titled “Need to seal color in before top coating.” With that project I was too far along to properly deal with the reddish issue. This time I am requesting some guidance earlier in my refinishing process.
Thank you. … Gary