Not at all. I was merely pointing out that there is what I consider to be a better solution. I wasn't asking why you use vandyke crystals in preference to anything else, but why you think it necessary to use any sort of stain. I also use them on the very rare occasions when I do stain; at my rate of usage I have enough for at least 100 years.kevin dwyer":3t3yz3cj said:Think you guys missed the point completely, the post is aimed at helping people learn to polish. since you ask why vandyke because they cost £5 for enough stain to make gallons and it doesn't pull when spirit based lacquer is applied.
think what the other posters are hinting at is the tone & quality of your advice, you sound pretty made up over a very basic bit of colouring, which is ok but then passing it on to someone else as THE way to polish. If you bothered to take a look at Matt's posts he has a depth of knowledge which makes yours look un-vandyked by comparison.kevin dwyer":3naqpe3y said:Hi Matt, I've really no idea what this has to do with me giving some basic advice on a traditional polish finish to beginners. If you don't like like it so what.
I wasn't offering any. who might this restoring master be? you?kevin dwyer":3grl502p said:why would the antique restoring master want your advice chris ?