Stain for wooden barrels


Ray Hutchison
 

Time to finish up barrel car project, which means that I have several dozen wooden barrels to stain.  Any suggestions would be appreciated; coming out new from barrel factory would likely be a light oak color?  Photographs?

My only reference point is Jack Daniels barrels; every year or so my father would drive to Lynchburg and come back with an empty barrel; pour in several gallons of generic whiskey, roll the barrel every month or so, and in a year you have a couple of gallons of Jack Daniels.  But those barrels were not new...

Ray Hutchison


Bruce Smith
 

Ray,

 

As always, it depends, but in general, yes, barrels should be unstained oak.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/682662369/brand-new-american-oak-aging-30-gallon

A Google search for “new oak barrel” will get you a plethora of other photos.

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 

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Time to finish up barrel car project, which means that I have several dozen wooden barrels to stain.  Any suggestions would be appreciated; coming out new from barrel factory would likely be a light oak color?  Photographs?

My only reference point is Jack Daniels barrels; every year or so my father would drive to Lynchburg and come back with an empty barrel; pour in several gallons of generic whiskey, roll the barrel every month or so, and in a year you have a couple of gallons of Jack Daniels.  But those barrels were not new...

Ray Hutchison


Kevin Macomber
 

Ray, barrels were not stained, but I would put steel bands on them using thin strips of aluminum foil.

On 2022-06-08 09:31, Ray Hutchison wrote:
Time to finish up barrel car project, which means that I have several
dozen wooden barrels to stain. Any suggestions would be appreciated;
coming out new from barrel factory would likely be a light oak color?
Photographs?
My only reference point is Jack Daniels barrels; every year or so my
father would drive to Lynchburg and come back with an empty barrel;
pour in several gallons of generic whiskey, roll the barrel every
month or so, and in a year you have a couple of gallons of Jack
Daniels. But those barrels were not new...
Ray Hutchison
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Charlie Duckworth
 

Ray
I’d paint them a light tan color, paint the banding a metal color and them give them a wash of brown oil paint to have the details picked out. 
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Paul Doggett
 

Clover house used to produce turned wooden barrels in various sizes it might be worth checking them out.

Paul Doggett 


On 8 Jun 2022, at 17:11, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:

Ray
I’d paint them a light tan color, paint the banding a metal color and them give them a wash of brown oil paint to have the details picked out. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Jerry Michels
 

Kevin,  I agree barrels were not stained, but they didn't remain their original wood color, they weathered to a warm brown.  Charlie Duckworth's suggestion is really good.  Jerry Michels


Kenneth Montero
 

Campbell Scale Models still makes HO scale real wood barrels. with raised segments for barrel hoops (paint the hoops, leave staves and tops & bottoms unpainted).

Look for item #250 - 12 per packet.


Ken Montero

On 06/08/2022 12:24 PM Paul Doggett via groups.io <paul.doggett2472@...> wrote:


Clover house used to produce turned wooden barrels in various sizes it might be worth checking them out.

Paul Doggett 



On 8 Jun 2022, at 17:11, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:

Ray
I’d paint them a light tan color, paint the banding a metal color and them give them a wash of brown oil paint to have the details picked out. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Tim O'Connor
 


I was hoping to find something a little larger... :-D

(Attached photo of an early SP wine tank car)

On 6/8/2022 2:30 PM, Kenneth Montero wrote:
Campbell Scale Models still makes HO scale real wood barrels. with raised segments for barrel hoops (paint the hoops, leave staves and tops & bottoms unpainted).

Look for item #250 - 12 per packet.


Ken Montero


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Douglas Harding
 

Here are some photos of wood barrels used as containers for food and drink.
The barrels are not stained or painted, but note the various staves have variation in color, so a simple stain job will not duplicate the look. 

Doug Harding
Youtube: Douglas Harding Iowa Central Railroad


On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 1:37 PM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

I was hoping to find something a little larger... :-D

(Attached photo of an early SP wine tank car)

On 6/8/2022 2:30 PM, Kenneth Montero wrote:
Campbell Scale Models still makes HO scale real wood barrels. with raised segments for barrel hoops (paint the hoops, leave staves and tops & bottoms unpainted).

Look for item #250 - 12 per packet.


Ken Montero


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Kenneth Montero
 

On 06/08/2022 2:36 PM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



I was hoping to find something a little larger... :-D

(Attached photo of an early SP wine tank car)

On 6/8/2022 2:30 PM, Kenneth Montero wrote:
Campbell Scale Models still makes HO scale real wood barrels. with raised segments for barrel hoops (paint the hoops, leave staves and tops & bottoms unpainted).

Look for item #250 - 12 per packet.


Ken Montero


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


akerboomk
 

RE: Larger barrels
Try O scale (or #1 scale or gauge...)?
Or dollhouse folks?
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Ken Akerboom


Richard Townsend
 

How about barrels like these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/275339781686?hash=item401b87a636:g:fx0AAOSw9V5inR8z

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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RE: Larger barrels
Try O scale (or #1 scale or gauge...)?
Or dollhouse folks?
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Ken Akerboom