Will ammonia on oak also have differences in color. I am working on a Gustav Stickley style table and was planning on using ammonia on it. I've never done it before but was interested in trying it. Guess I could save scraps from the various parts and test it out before committing the entire piece.
Yes it will. Any time you are relying on a chemical reaction, you have to expect some differences and variations. Many times, folks will fume and then follow up with shellac and glaze to even out the color. Test boards are a great idea so you can determine things like the duration of the fuming, the number of ammonia pans to use, as well as the air-tightness of the fuming tent. Of course, use an ammonia-filtering respirator and set your tent up outside.
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