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Antler touch up.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:14 pm
by Kane0928
What do you all use to bring back some glow to faded horns or give a darker look. I'm looking for ideas on a latest project. I'm aware antlers are a touchy project and wanting some advice or even horror stories and what to avoid. Thanks for the advice in advance.

Re: Antler touch up.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:38 pm
by Jeff G
Use black walnut wood stain on a rag. Just a little and wipe on, them wipe off. Been using it for years for customers racks.

Re: Antler touch up.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:53 pm
by Kane0928
Jeff G wrote:Use black walnut wood stain on a rag. Just a little and wipe on, them wipe off. Been using it for years for customers racks.


Is this something you buy or actually make. If it's store bought is any fine or a specific brand has best result?

Re: Antler touch up.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 pm
by johndeere506
Kane0928 wrote:
Jeff G wrote:Use black walnut wood stain on a rag. Just a little and wipe on, them wipe off. Been using it for years for customers racks.


Is this something you buy or actually make. If it's store bought is any fine or a specific brand has best result?

I bought a touch up stain marker the same color at home depot. They are in the stain section. I touched the antlers when boiling w bleach in a couple small spots when cleaning the skull and it worked great.

Re: Antler touch up.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:58 pm
by Jeff G
Minwax is the brand I use.

Re: Antler touch up.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:35 pm
by Kane0928
After hours of work and some advice from Jeff G here's the finished product of my 2017 Ohio buck.
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Re: Antler touch up.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:17 am
by llcooljames
Looks good!