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Restored this Drab Hallway by Changing The Paint Colors And lots of Prep...
Grained The Doors, Frames, Baseboards , Picture Moulding... This was a Two Step Process Using Acrylic and Oils To Complete The Gumwood Graining.

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Looks great! Big improvement! We dont see much gum being used around SC. The houses I have seen it used in are over 100 years old. i did see an office completely panelled in gum. it had the graining but it had a green hue similar to poplar. Could you elaborate on your process a little?...thanks for the pictures!
 

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L ooks great! Big improvement! We dont see much gum being used around SC. The houses I have seen it used in are over 100 years old. i did see an office completely panelled in gum. it had the graining but it had a green hue similar to poplar. Could you elaborate on your process a little?...thanks for the pictures!
Thank You,

This house is about 90 years old. I used a fast drying Acrylic for the first Layer to create a background of lights and darks... and color variations. When that dries I use an Oil Glaze and accentuate The First Layer. Which is a sketch of the design.
I like a Turpentine Glaze. I was going to post more pictures yesterday but got locked out as I’m not very good on the computer.

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A couple of Doors I Grained and leaned them next to The Dining Room , Woodwork Real Gumwood.
 

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OMG very nice finish I am glad that I am here to see such techniques we don't use in Dubai for door polish and painting thanks for sharing well-done keep sharing more and more.
 

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amazing change.
For the doors, to create a more realistic wood door, graining the horizontal top & bottom sections with a horizontal glaze vs. vertical, would be a nice touch as well..
 

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amazing change.
For the doors, to create a more realistic wood door, graining the horizontal top & bottom sections with a horizontal glaze vs. vertical, would be a nice touch as well..
Thank You!
Yes most doors have a Horizontal Rail... For this Graining Project I was asked to Copy the Real Gumwood Doors which unusually have a Vertical Grain VS the common Horizontal Grain. If you look at the door photo that has a Hammer at the bottom on the floor...... that is a real Gumwood Door that has the Vertical Rail Grain. These are Throughout the Home. I’ve seen very few of this configuration.

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Very good idea. It looks new and much more eye-catching. I think I really like this style of fixing and decorating. One like for it
 
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