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934 days ago

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Can really use some forward guidance from the experts here… What suggestions can ya’ll tender to make the newly built top match the piece of table also shown? Old top met a two year old and lost.

All I have access to here in Guam is the Home Depot classics, Mini-Wax, Watco DO, BLO, and Tung Oil. The finish currently on is Watco DO, Dark Walnut. Can I add any color to Wipe on or normal Poly?

Thanks for any help you can provide…

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#1 posted 934 days ago

Going to be a problem with a grain mismatch I think. Can you get a dye (transtint etc) where you are? Looks like a dark mission brown would do it. Order from Woodcrafters or Rockler maybe.

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#2 posted 934 days ago

I was afraid that ordering a dye was going to be the answer. Grain isn’t an issue for the guy I’m doing this for- color is the important factor for him. Having never worked with a dye before, is it better added to poly? If that be the case, could one get away with adding stain or Danish Oil to the poly? Finishing has never been my forte (where IS that accent key???), the building is. Gradually appreciating the way the two compliment each other. Thanks again.

-- Matt

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#3 posted 934 days ago

Dye is very easy to work with. Be advised a little goes a long way. Experiment a little and you probably can come up with a good color match. I just finished a project(two benches) for a lady that had me build them to match a dining room table that was mahogany, I used “blood red” base and mission brown top. Worked perfectly(thanks to Michael1 for the color match) You can add dyes to poly or oil for tints. Just keep in mind a little goes a long way.(about 1/8 tsp to 2 ozs of water,more dye darker color)
I use the powdered dyes but I also have used the liquid, both work well.

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#4 posted 934 days ago

You can add TransTint directly to the finish (poly or oil, etc.). You will have to sneak up on the color little by little. Add a few drops, stir, repeat. The water Howie mentioned was to make a direct application to wood, not added to the finish medium.
Bill

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#5 posted 933 days ago

Right Bill,I should have pointed that out. Thanks.

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#6 posted 933 days ago

Bill, Howie- obliged to the both of you. Time to expand my knowledge of finishing (what little there is) iinto dyes. Will take it low and slow. Thanks for the help.

-- Matt

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