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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    in the UK there's a product Colron (I think made by Ronseal)
    I used to think that. They are actually two separate companies.

    http://www.colron.co.uk/products/wood-dye

    http://www.ronseal.co.uk/home-woodcare/woodstain

    EDIT: Just realised how old this thread is!


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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    It depends on what its made of. My baltic birch plywood boards are painted black. Mahogany ones are given several coats of laquer, steel wooled in between coats.
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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    Mine arent nearly so pretty as some shown here, but I just paint them flat black in and out. Sure is easy!

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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    Just to confuse you Steve the address and more importantly telephone numbers are identical. Same factory two trade names, common US ownership.

    When I wrote initially I was in Turkey so couldn't check, in fact the Colron does have the name Ronseal on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I used to think that. They are actually two separate companies.

    http://www.colron.co.uk/products/wood-dye

    http://www.ronseal.co.uk/home-woodcare/woodstain

    EDIT: Just realised how old this thread is!


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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Just to confuse you Steve the address and more importantly telephone numbers are identical. Same factory two trade names, common US ownership.
    Definitely confusing!

    There are two hardware stores near me. One stocks Colron and the other stocks Ronseal. I don't think there is much in common between their finish colours as whenever I go to one shop to get Medium Georgian Oak (my favourite colour for staining pine) I have to go to the other shop instead. And obviously, I never remember which shop I got it from last time.


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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    You folks do know you can make dyes from nature , beets , blueberry's, raspberry's and other items to stain with:
    Most of the stains we have today did start out that way and progressed to what we have today:
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    Re: How do you finish homemade wood lensboards?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Berry View Post
    Flat black Krylon spray paint.
    +1 to this. I spray paint my homemade aluminum boards and it works great. I sand the surface with fine grain sandpaper first then quickly wipe off the dust and immediately spray paint. No problems with the paint coming off yet.

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