57546Re: Period Finishing for a leather costrel
- Oct 27, 2008--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Apple" <tom.apple@...> wrote:
>No, I very specifically bought the kind without soap. I'm new at
> --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Diane Sawyer Dooley"
> <tasha_medvedeva@> wrote:
> > I tried making vinegaroon (iron oxide + vinegar) using Brillo pads,
> > and my leather turned grey.
> You mean the kind with soap in them? It may be some sort of alloy to
> inhibit rust.
> Get some of the real fine steel wool (no soap) from the hardware
> store. It worked pretty well for me. It may take more than one
> application. Whatever you do, don't spill it on oak flooring. The
> stuff really reacts well with the oak tannins.
this, not stupid. The soap would have changed the pH of the vinegar,
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