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Re: Finishing Fiber Rush
Tue Apr 24, 2018 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 those types create a lighter finish. I'm not a big fan of either personally as I like the darker look, but they are alternatives to consider. If you are trying to re-create the patina of an older seat that has worn with time, that could be a bit of a challenge.

  • Finishing Fiber Rush gm.hefley, Tue Apr 24 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 ... more
    • 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
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