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Forum topic by highflyer posted 12-08-2009 07:44 PM 1097 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2009 07:44 PM

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Any LJ’s at all familiar or have mixed there own stain to get different shades and or colors? Any and all comments appreciated. Thank you.

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 08:17 PM

Too vague to answer in detail.

For oil stains, I mix either natural pigments and/or artists tube paints with an oil base (usually BLO).

For dyes, I use natural and aniline colors dissolved in soft water.

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 08:22 PM

Hi It all depends what type of stain. I do mix my own from time to time as I use penetrating stain mostly a oregon wood color, dark mahogany, a redish mahogany and an imbuia, As the stains I use are mixed from only 3 colors yes 3 Yellow, Red and Black I bye the ready mixed afore mentioned colors and modify to suit with a bit of the 3 colors I also use a green but only in minute amounts. The stains are all thinners based and if u want a lighter color just add thinners.
Regards Roger inSA Ps the thinners is what is used to thin nitro cllulose laquer

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 09:04 PM

It’s pretty much a trial-and-error process. You just need to experiment. About the only thing you really can’t do is mix incompatible liquids like oil based stain and water-based stain.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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