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Posted on Need tips for first time dying maple...

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 03:57 PM

Thanks for all of tips! I put down 3 coats of the dye on a scrap piece last night and got results that I liked, tonight I am going to apply the shellac to the test piece and see how it turns out. I was wondering what to put on top of the shellac as a final coat, and I think I am going to give Roger’s suggestion of poly/ms a shot.

Rich – I did some searching and the general consensus that I got was that dye was going to be my best option for a wood such as maple with very small pores. If the best advice you can give is “don’t”, that’s not very helpful at all and doesn’t add anything to the discussion. Care to elaborate?

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