I’ve been working on a very old RMJ for a few years now, and after defining the live vein this year I discovered a strip of resinous red wood right on the front of the tree. Cleaning with a dremel revealed that it is definitely the color of this patch of wood.
Should I make it a feature or try to progressively mute it with lime sulfur?
This is after a single coat, but I’m tempted to wire brush it and oil it
It’s perfectly natural. Usually it’s because that area has been uncovered later than the white part. Give it a couple of months and it usually fades.
Thanks for the reply. I started to suspect this shortly after posting .
It’s definitely a new experience working with such old wood.
One of Ryan’s things is the different colors and textures of dead wood. Knarley aged older, textured mid aged, smoother new… I like the look, too…!
I very seldom bleach my dead wood. I like the gray and natural look. I do use the traditional sulfides to preserve though.