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#1 posted 1404 days ago

I read using sealcoat will prevent the dye from lifting when rubbing in the oil finish and spraying to avoid excessive pooling, but I will do some comparisons.

From my basic understanding, stains use opaque pigments, and the general finishes, or solar-lux are highly diluted so are more comparable to a dye? I read a claim that mixol from woodcraft can also be diluted enough to appear translucent. Seems like a distinct and maybe subtle difference, but the same effect? I will do some more reading..

So I am leaning back towards transtint, just seems easier to deal with for playing with different color combinations. I am thinking at least:

Black
Amber/Yellow
Orange
Red
Dark Mahogany

And maybe some more, I want to try some things beyond my current needs (and skills) to see how it works out.

@childress – Thanks, I hadn’t seen that video yet, I was an easy sale.


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