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How do you get antique pine finish for your wooden fireplaces

Here at Castfireplaces we manufacture most of our timber or wooden fireplaces that we sell via our showroom and also via our website.
The oak ones are oiled which I will explain more about tomorrow but the pine mantels we sell are stained and waxed with our secret recipe stain and Morrells Morewax.
So a customer rang us last week asking what we used on our timber mantels as they want to match two pine doors they have purchased to the colour of our mantel.
So what do we use it’s not really a secret
We use our own base stain which we mix ourselves to a tried and tested ratio, we use van dyke crystals which when mixed with hot water dissolve and topped up with cold water into the strength that we use.
We can supply our customers with some stain for you to use so you can achieve the same colour and look, there really are no laquers or orange pine here it’s not what we do.
So with 1 coat of stain applied and brushstrokes removed with a clean rag it is then left to dry and then the wax can be applied.
We use Morells med brown which in my opinion is the best available forget Briwax and Fiddes we have used the all and this beats them hands down.
It goes on simply and is easily buffed to the required sheen, for use in our Workshop we use 20L tins but also sell on our website a 400 gram tin which is more than enough for 4 surrounds or a couple off doors which our customer wanted to do.
That’s it really that’s how it’s done and you too can achieve the same finish we get here at Castfireplaces on all our pine wooden mantels simple as that.

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