Antler stain

Submitted by Bojack on 02/16/2004. ( )

I was finishing up a European mount for a customer this weekend and the horns were kindof bleached out. He brought it to me this way, he tried to boil it out himself. Any way I had some burnt umber oil paint and used it to finish the horns. They turned out awesome. Just put some on a rag and rub them down really good. Then went over them with some steel wool. They looked great. When I got done with his I got an old elk shed I found in Co a couple of years ago and done it. Looks like it just fell off the head.
Anyone else ever use oil paints?

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Never used oil

This response submitted by Ray on 02/16/2004. ( )

paints to stain but i have used potasium permaganate to do the antlers on a european mount i have. But hey what the hell do i know i'm just a dumb redneck that uses a wire wheel to shave deer hides. . Ray.


This response submitted by Raven on 02/16/2004. ( )

Also used acrylics a lot. I dont like stains though - they always end up looking fake to me. Even ones that people have shown me that were well appraised as being a quality staining job still looked fake. I have zero faith in stains and use nothing but paints to touch up oldies.

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