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rubyyvie

Beautiful extension! Love the cork and love your ink stained ply cabinets. I'd be v. grateful if you could share the method of ink application and any lessons learned. How is it for keeping clean? Does dirt 'stick'? Would also love to know appliance brand. Many thanks

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Richard John Andrews Ltd

@rubyyvie thank you for your kind words. With inks it is a difficult process as many sealants/final oil or wax based coats bring out the ink, so for the first couple of months it can come off on your hands. In the end we did a three stage process, stained them with Indian ink using a sponge in long strokes going with the grain, then once dry used a standard wood sealer to pull out any ink that was on the surface of the wood (This brought back the grain slightly more) and finally we used an hard wax for the doors and an OSMO polyx oil clear for the worktops. This seemed to do the trick, the Indian ink was just the standard stuff you get for art classes/suppliers and has worked very well for our project. Very hard wearing, we use standard cleaning products all the time as you would with any other worktops or kitchens with little effect to the finishes. Our appliances are Gorenje https://www.gorenje.co.uk/ they were the only suppliers we could find at the time that did fully black appliances without any stainless steel elements. Hope this is helpful and all the best, Richard

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rubyyvie

Thanks a mill, appreciate the detailed steps!

   

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