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Finishing Fiber Rush
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:10am

Thank you for your reply. I do give it a 15 second dip before weaving. Then if I have to leave it for long enough for it to dry out, spray mist it before beginning again. I have very strong hands and find it very difficult to weave dry and get nice crisp corners so the finished product doesn’t look like a novice did it. What I’m after is that shiny finish I see on older chairs and the rush isn’t darkened from the finish. I will try the diluted white glue base coat and then gloss spar varnish and report back to the forum.

  • Re: Finishing Fiber Rush Robin Starr, Mon Apr 23 8:48am
    Have you seen an earlier series of posts starting around March 18 on same general subject? Check that first. Shellac itself does not cause fuzz. It's what's underneath. More than likely it's the new... more
    • Finishing Fiber Rush gm.hefley, Tue Apr 24 6:10am
      • Re: Finishing Fiber Rush Cathryn Peters, Wed Apr 25 10:46am
        George, Don't try the white glue solution on a rush seat, it probably won't work at all in getting the desired result. Jill and I only use that on wicker furniture to smooth down the fuzzies before... more
      • Re: Finishing Fiber Rush Robin Starr, Tue Apr 24 9:51am
        I'm still a little confused. Seems like you are trying to solve two problems at once. One, the roughness and two, the color. Have you tried either wheat-backed rush or light (golden) rush? Both of... more
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