I'm trying to replicate the patina look on original AK-74 laminate birch wood. I am going to strip the old finish (horrible baby poop yellowish-brown) and then attempt to give it that orange/yellow look.
I was given some good advice and told to use Swedish Pine Tar over the stain, before applying shellac, in order to give it the patina look. What I need to confirm is whether to use the light pine tar or the original darker pine tar. I think that the light pine tar may be more suitable, but I'm not sure.
Best Method for Cutting and Applying Pine Tar
I would also like to know how to cut the pine tar. I've been that some sources recomend using turpentine and some use a mix of turpentine and organic or boilded linseed oil.
Noxudol Pine Tar Products
I greatly appreciate your help.
Example of the Color I'd like.