Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I've tried many things and Meltonians Color Preparer and Angelus' Deglazer are both the best.
Waproo Preparer (Aussie) is also good but I got some Fiebings Deglazer and that is seriously good stuff.
Originally Posted by Raoul Duke
Here is round 2 of my Alden Medallion Cap Toes. I have enough boring colored shoes, that I wanted them to look a little interesting. Not really satisfied with how it came out, so I'm thinking of starting over again (for the 3rd time). Opinions?
There is mottling and the antiquing finish is patchy - all wrong.
It is like you have done a "stippling" technique similar to what happens in the painting and decorating trades.
You will need to deglaze and then start again trying to get a more integral all over colour...trying wiping rather than dabbing IMHO.