04:30AM | 09/22/05
Member Since: 09/21/05
2 lifetime posts
I use a "finely carved with a chainsaw" stump for my house numbers. It had never been treated, so I decided it was time to stain it then seal it. Unfortunately I didn't look into stains first and used a "gel stain". Let me tell you, Gel Stain is not what the name intimates, it's exactly like paint. I have tried paint thinner and sanding to remove it, but alas, a stump is very porous and it won't work. The only solution I can come up with is getting another stump or using a chainsaw again to slice off a layer. Any ideas anyone?

Cindy Bear

doug seibert

05:08AM | 09/22/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Yogi's girl ?....any pics.....?

I'll bet that a couple different wire brushes chucked in a hand drill will restore the just-sawn look to the piece....

you might find a pleasant look between the stained and clean wood reproducing additional highlights and shadows....foreground/background....

.....ALWAYS wear eye protection.......


05:08PM | 09/22/05
Member Since: 09/21/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Doug,

I had actually thought of using an electric sander. Will have to give it a try.

Cindy Bear


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