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Forum topic by woodman88 posted 01-22-2012 08:21 PM 715 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2012 08:21 PM

Has anyone ever used Solar Lux Jet Black dye on Red oak? I have a customer that I am making a redoak project for and they want it finished with Jet black solar lux dye and laquer topcoat

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 09:14 PM

Most black dyes are very dark purple or brown. Try some water or alcohol base India ink for a true black

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 11:29 PM

I’d agree with Jim. India ink will give you a true black. Charles Neil adds it to a pre-mixed finish to up the intensity in this video.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 12:42 AM

Thank you both I have seen charles Neils video and been on his website and with your help That is my finish Thanks

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