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Post  Storm on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:01 pm

I was just wondering, what do you think about the look of painted/dyed trunks. I have a tree im hollowing, which I dont know if I should have painted the inside with black ink.

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:49 pm

I wouldn't use paint. If you feel you need to darken the bare wood to make the hollow look more hollow, use a wood stain. MinWax makes felt-tip markers in various natural wood stains. I use those.

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Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:28 pm

Could you show a picture? Also one with the wood hardener used if you could. Thanks.

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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:43 pm

The use of paints or stains takes a lot of practice. Most attempts I've seen, look like they've been burned out by "hoodies" or "hobos"

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Post  john5555leonard on Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:46 am

hi storm, read my reply to bob pressler on treating jins and shari,s a few days ago. regards john

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:56 pm

Bob Pressler wrote:Could you show a picture? Also one with the wood hardener used if you could. Thanks.

The wood hardener bottle is out of reach right now, but here are the stain markers. Wood hardner borttle is same color, just pint size. Home Depot and Lowes carry them close by each other. There are 6-7 different wood stains in the markers.


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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:11 pm

I was thinking of pictures of a tree that these were used on.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:56 pm

Bob Pressler wrote:I was thinking of pictures of a tree that these were used on.

Oh. Go here: http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/bonsai-f1/the-de-construction-of-a-privet-t2971.htm?highlight=privet

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Hopefully this is a picture of a Ficus benjaminia that I painted on 8/5 with Minwax Wood Hardener. It is too dark and shiny for my taste and I will do something about that in a few days when the Minwax is fully dry. Since the shape of this hollow made it possible I just poured the Minwax in and then spread it with a small brush.


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