Re: Fading of wood

Posted by Niels G. Mortensen on Jun 9, 2006

Any yachtsman with varnished mahogany on the boat will tell you that the wood becomes lighter coloured over time. Sometimes it starts almost dark reddish-brown when sanded and given the first coat, but ends up almost yellowish after some years. This is why many stain the mahogany in the first place: to keep the nice 'mahogany' colour for a longer time. The varnish will delay the fading, but even with 10-12 layers it will happen over time; after a couple of years only it's quite obvious. -- Niels

In Response to: Re: Fading of wood by Stephen P on Jun 9, 2006