||Carbonizing lauhala matting
Joined: Mar 29, 2002
|Posted: 2004-08-22 11:55 am  Permalink|
Does anyone have any experience carbonizing lauhala matting? I may be getting some light matting and wanted to darken it a bit. Anyone here try torching it? Or can you use wood stain or shoe polish?
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2004-08-22 9:52 pm  Permalink|
Its seems that torching it would only damage it. (fire fire fire) Maybe a wipe on water based stain?
Joined: Oct 02, 2002
From: The Coast of Kauai
|Posted: 2004-08-23 08:37 am  Permalink|
Soak it in your favorite rum, light a match and stand back. Anothers method that may work and save precious rum is black tea. I have had pretty good luck staining natural fibers with it. I would try soaking it for a couple days in a strong brew. good luck. Let us know how it works out.
Stoke & Flow
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2004-08-23 10:19 am  Permalink|
On 2004-08-23 08:37, Chongolio wrote:
Soak it in your favorite rum, light a match and stand back.
Hey, that's kinda like something Chongo would say. Is this really Randy talkin?
(Please mind the spelling)
Oh It Looks Good On You Though!