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Blog entry by dub560 posted 11-01-2010 04:12 PM 836 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

it’s my first time spraying tinted shellac and i think i love it very much. i over did it in some areas though making the bed a bit darker in some areas. i must say i’m starting to like analine dyes versus the pigments stains that home depot carries—you can really dial in the right color you’re after with each coat of stain

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CaptainSkully

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 04:25 PM

Yeah, dyes are much more deep than the big box stains. Then you can layer gel stain over the dye as needed to add even more depth. Mahogany is such a beautiful wood with just tung oil.

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dub560

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 05:20 PM

thanks capt. you did a good blog on tinting shellac and that helped me a lot

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 09:44 PM

I’ve done a fair bit of ‘toning’ type finish spraying, with lacquer.
I’ve found that Mohawk NGR (non grain raising) stains are very transparent
and do a great job. Not sure about mixing them with shellac but I suspect they’d be fine.

The only problem with the method is that when the furniture piece gets nicked or scratched in anyway,
the natural wood colour shows thru, as opposed to a penetrating stain which can handle a lot more abuse before showing wear and tear.

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Clay Ortiz

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#4 posted 11-02-2010 01:06 AM

Man that looks sweet! Finishing is definitely my weakest area of woodworking. What kind of rig did you use to spray such a nice finish and do you have a dedicated finishing room? One more thing, how long have you been really working at your finishing technique? I am fixing to start working a project that I am a little worried about getting the finish right. Keep up the good work.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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dub560

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 02:03 AM

I decided to purchase a hvlp system that was a fortune but I think it’s worth it. I can’t finish my self but lately I started to mess around with analine dyes and shellac to see what happens. But I just mess around to see where it takes me and eventually something works you know. Thanks to these guys for posting I learned a lot from them.

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Clay Ortiz

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 04:06 AM

Cool, your giving me some inspiration! lol

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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dub560

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 06:19 AM

I have the Fuji mini mite and it works pretty good you know

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