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Forum topic by oakdust posted 11-17-2009 07:03 PM 967 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2009 07:03 PM

I was watching trhe A-Z dvd’s again and Charles said not to mix oil based stain with lacquer for a toner. Can oil based be mixed with shellac to make a toner?

-- Bob, Rockford IL,


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#1 posted 11-17-2009 07:29 PM

Shellac is thinned with denatured alcohol & is not compatible with oil based stains. You can use shellac over oil based stains, but if you plan to put shellac over oil based stains, make sure you allow those stains to dry completely first. -SST

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 07:54 PM

I agree with Tom. If you want to add a toner to shellac use a dye such as transtint dyes.

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 08:34 PM

I have also been using natural pigments to mix with shellac. You have to use a very little amount if you only want to tone. Wonderful results.

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 08:54 PM

mtkate…Can you be more specific on the natural pigments, what do you mean by that? Thanks

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 10:27 PM

Sure. Pigments – like earth, dust… dry particles.

Check out the coloring on the box I made → http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22492 ... I documented the formula I used to make it (shellac and some pigment). I learned here that a little pigment goes a long way!

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 01:24 AM

Thanks for all the help. I know what I am asking Santa for this year

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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