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Antique pine door - repaired crack - sanded area now lighter

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Jaarus, 26 Jan 2010.

  1. Jaarus

    Jaarus

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    Hi,
    We have an old Victorian house with the original internal doors (thats about all that is original!).

    The door to the front room had two cracked panels which I filled and then carefully tried to sand flat.

    Careful I may have been but I have still slightly sanded the door in places. At these places gone is the deep pine colour, and instead it reveal a much lighter 'stripe' where the crack was.

    What is the best way to get this darker.
    It feels like it needs moisture so I was thinking something like a sparing amount of Danish Oil or similar?

    I dont really want to stain or varnish as I fear it will leave the door all kinds of different colours.

    Must have happened before so hoping someone may be able to assist me in sugesting a way to rectify this?

    ...typical isnt it, doors are (believed to be) around 100 years old then I go and ruin them!! Pah! :cry:
     
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  3. big-all

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    just leave it 'it will take about 2 years for the suntan to catch up if you tone it down in the short term it will eventualy tone down darker
     
  4. r896neo

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    it sounds like you have sanded off some of the finish, what are they finished with?
     
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