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Posted on Espresso color on maple wood

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 02:40 AM

I made a shelf out of maple for my daughter to match her existing cabinets and they were espresso. I ordered the stain from the cabinet company. It was alcohol based dye and had to be applied with a spray gun. I put on one coat – dried almost as fast as I sprayed it on – and it was just a little light so I gave it another coat and it looked great. I waited about 30 min and sprayed a couple coats of clear lacquer on. Perfect match.
I’m now a fan of dyes and have used solar-lux dyes once since then. No problem with splotching.

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