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Blackie_

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1079 days ago

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I am seeking help in replicating this Knotty Alder Kitchen Finish, can someone please tell me if I can get this from a glaze or would I need a stain? If it is a glaze then I’d need to know the mixtures and if stain then which one.

Thanks

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#1 posted 1077 days ago

Well, you would probably have better luck staining than you would glazing. Of course, I don’t like glazing so I am biased. Do you have a sample of this stain? Can you get it? Some paint stores and Big Box places will actually mix stain for you like the mix paint from a sample. You can also try some of the specialty places out there for stain. Mohawk maybe?

The other thing to do is just experiment. Get a couple of the easier to obtain stains samples that are close to it, some a little more red, some a little more brown, and play with it until you get it right. Do you know how to use a color wheel? The actuallu have them for browns also.

Of course, don’t forget dyes. You can dye your poly and recover by stripping if you mess up. LOTS of people do that.

If I can be of any help leave me a note.

Milo

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#2 posted 1077 days ago

It looks to me like they might have done both. Perhaps a dye followed by a glaze? I’m no expert but I think you could replicate this look with a little testing (and a little help from the experts here). Good luck!

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#3 posted 1077 days ago

The first trick is to use Knotty Alder. Then take a drawer front to your local stain retailer and have a custom match made. It’s actually quite simple. I don’t see any glaze.
After you have the stain then you must make test samples in order to get the right amount of stain on the Knotty Alder. I usually bracket 3 to 5 different combinations to find the best match.

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#4 posted 1077 days ago

Ok great thanks for all the replies and help, the reason I asked this is I’m about to do a job and the lady wants this look with Alder.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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