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Toning Down the Red in Maghony wood

Ive have to storm Door, maghony storm doors, we refinished them, customer does not like how red they are, how can I tone down the red. They due face a rising sun until 11:00 ish, I know they will fade over time but customer is not wanting to hear that part, please help.

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Re: Toning Down the Red in Maghony wood

A stain with raw umber and van dyke brown will tone down the red, but also darken it.
Unless you start fresh and bleach the mahogany first, it will have to go darker.
The color of wood stain called "java" has the desired properties.
Casey

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Re: Toning Down the Red in Maghony wood

How due you bleach Maghony?

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Re: Toning Down the Red in Maghony wood

To bleach you need to remove all old finish by stripping, scra ping or sanding, then use a wood bleach. The peroxide type of bleach (the two-part kind) are great for organic stains, the oxalic acid type bleach is best for inorganic stains/pigments.
Then, the wood will have raised gran and has to be sanded down thoroughly with 220 grit. Do not breath the dust under any circumstances! Mahogany dust is bad enough (gives me nosebleeds) but the bleach/chemical residue is very toxic to your lungs.
Casey

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