Making your own stain #2: Making Water Based Stain

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Blog entry by Steven H posted 1163 days ago 1337 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For the water based stain, I will be using Earth Pigment S.O.E. Blue and Lavender Blue

I added about 1 1/2 of spoon of each color into the container.

For the binder, I will be using Gorilla Wood Glue. You can use any PVA glue you want. I added about 2 1/2 spoon of glue.

Mix Well.

I then added water.

Filter it clean in another container.

Finished stain.

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

I don’t quite understand. Looks more like a paint. Never saw glue used. Wish you would have shown it used…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Steven H

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

There I’ve added another photo.

If I thin it down more, it would look like stain. But I choose to have full strength.

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#3 posted 1162 days ago

I’ve never considered this process. very interesting.

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