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03-30-2010 07:16 PM
We are still growing a lot in our finish department. A couple of days ago I sprayed some toner on some doors, mainly because they took the stain lighter then all of the other doors, I was wanting to get them darker, more in the brown area though. I had on hand some “mohawk” dye that could mix into lacquer and thus I tried this. The doors finished out as dark as I needed but a lot of red ended up in the finish. So now I will probably be rebuilding those couple of doors. No problem with that though.
I did notice the toner coat really evened out the color and made the doors look very very nice. I was very impressed with the result even if it was not in the same color I was looking for. So I want to work more with toners in my future projects, especially my maple projects.
My question is, what brands of toner do you all use. What are the names of the primary colors? For example, if I am attempting to achieve a dark color with rich red tones, then what is the name of that color in what brand? I use Sherwin Williams for all of my products but my contact their advised me the dye they carry will not mix in lacquer. I think he is just not knowledgeable about this but I am sure they carry or can obtain a dye that will mix into my lacquer finish. The “mohawk” dye I had on hand had the word “brown” in the name but turned my work red. So the name evidentally does not coincide with the end result.
Could someone please help me with brand names and color name samples.