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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:47 am 
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Hiya sorry to trouble you, i just want to ask a bit of advice please? I have recently bought some bamboo screening but could only get the natural colour, the rest of my garden fence and sheds etc are all dark and so i was wondering if i could stain the bamboo? I know its not wood and actually a grass m, so didnt know if by sanding it to take the glossiness from it to absorb the stain if it would weaken or ruin the screen?
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I wouldn't worry too much, i have lost of it, and it soon fades then collapses a few year later. (It's the iron / steel wire holding it together that goes first)

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I wouldn't worry too much, i have lost of it, and it soon fades then collapses a few year later. (It's the iron / steel wire holding it together that goes first)



Thank you so much for your reply i will give it a try then :-)


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The skin on bamboo is pretty tough and even when sanded through it doesn't take stain well. Also removing that skin is removing it's protective layer so it will let water in a rot faster.



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:dunno: I've never attempted to deliberately stain bamboo, but did once use a bamboo stick to stir some shed and fence stain.

The bamboo took the stain really well.

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Rorschach wrote:
The skin on bamboo is pretty tough and even when sanded through it doesn't take stain well. Also removing that skin is removing it's protective layer so it will let water in a rot faster.

Hiya rorschach thank you so much for your reply i will take note of that. :-P


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:dunno: I've never attempted to deliberately stain bamboo, but did once use a bamboo stick to stir some shed and fence stain.

The bamboo took the stain really well.


Hiya wine-o thanks so much for that, i will give it a try then. Its only for about 3 feet of garden where nosey neighbour sticks her head through, so instead of going to all the trouble of stripping down individual pieces of bamboo and stirring it in the stain i may just throw the stain at it, and just hope said nosey neighbour isnt stood behind it :huray: :lol:


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It's certainly worth a try, especially if you have some on hand but you may well find you need to use a paint like stain instead, something with some body.



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Rorschach wrote:
It's certainly worth a try, especially if you have some on hand but you may well find you need to use a paint like stain instead, something with some body.


Never thought of that thank you so much


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