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Forum topic by LearningAsIGo posted 02-10-2018 02:56 PM 138 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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LearningAsIGo

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02-10-2018 02:56 PM

I’m guessing the answer is no but I’m going to ask anyway just in case. Can you use dye powder dissolved in water over an oil based gel stain to darken it up?


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#1 posted 02-10-2018 02:59 PM

sure , just let the stain dry thoroughly and give it a light and i mean light as in a light wipe with some 600 or a scotch bright. just dont go thru the stain
just be aware the stain has sealed everything, so test, but expect to mix the dye super strong because color retention will be minimal .
you can also do the same between each coat of the finish, , layering the color on,
except the for the final coat

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