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    Does any body have a source for 29% ammonia solution for Fuming? I have tried to use Home Depots ammonia but it wasn't
    quite strong enough in concentration
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    Re: Fuming Oak

    I would suggest a google search for chemicals suppliers?

    Some years ago I wanted some nitric acid and I was able to buy it off the shelf locally from a supplier that specialised in chemicals. All they wanted other than money was a valid ID for their records.

    That was about ten years ago. These days .... ??

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    • #3

      Re: Fuming Oak

      Hi Tom
      Welcome to the forum.

      Noel
      "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
      'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
      "
      John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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      • #4

        Re: Fuming Oak

        A friend of mine has a drafting shop (working drawings for houses etc.) While everything now is CAD he still has some 28% kicking around from the old blueprint days. You could check with similar shops in your area.

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        • #5

          Re: Fuming Oak

          Problem with the cleaning fluids with Ammonia in them is that the Ammonia evaporates out of the fluids, so it is very possible that the stuff you buy has none or very little Ammonia left in it.

          For fuming you do not need a high percentage of Ammonia to get the darkening effects, it will take longer but should work.

          Yes Print shops used to use it, maybe still do.

          Have fun and take care
          Leo Van Der Loo

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          • #6

            Re: Fuming Oak

            I did a google search for the Toronto area. There are chemical stores almost everywhere it seems :

            https://www.google.com/search?q=chem...t=firefox-b-ab

            https://alphachem.ca/

            No experience with them (above). I used to buy stuff I needed from BSC (Blended Specialty Chemicals) in Ottawa, but it costs nothing to call.

            cheers

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            • #7

              Re: Fuming Oak

              Tom I've found this an extremely easy way to get the effect without the mess of Ammonia fuming. Apply to get the colouring then topcoat with finish of your choice. They also have a Fume product that does the greying effect. I have some at my shop in Erin if you want to drop by to see for yourself if it will work. PM me if you want to come.

              https://www.rubiomonocoat.com/en/p/p...oke?country=ca

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              • #8

                Re: Fuming Oak

                If I was you I would avoid using Ammonia unless you're very familiar with it. It can be very dangerous.
                "Do it Right!"

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