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Staining with water-soluble dyes (TransFast) sprayed with plant mister?

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Forum topic by Millo posted 769 days ago 1111 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Millo

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769 days ago

I don’t have a spray system and don’t want to buy one now (b/c I can’t afford a good one and would rather buy other tools) and yup, someone recommended the technique mentioned in the title to me months ago and I just simply stopped pretty much woodoworking on my little projects while I took a course, and now I ahve a huge log of unfinished little insignificant projects here and there. Now that I’ve decided I got to go back and finish everything, etc. I got to think: “WHAT? A LOWLY WATER BOTTLE WITH A SPRAYER?” So, has anyone stained using TransFast on figured soft maple spraying it with a plant mister? Or should I just get Charles Neil’s blotch thingy and wipe the stain?

Thanks!


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Rick M.

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#1 posted 769 days ago

That’s the only way I’ve ever used dyes. Spritz them on. Works perfectly.

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Millo

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#2 posted 769 days ago

Any spritzer? Should I look for a specific type? Whatever’s available at my local walmart or supermarket?

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 769 days ago

I use them often in solution in denatured alcohol and apply them to maple with a corner of a paper towel. I just wipe on each color, let it dry, and sand as much of the color off as needed before I apply the next color.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#4 posted 768 days ago

Any spritzer, sure. I wouldn’t go too cheap though as you know that flimsy ones tend to spit more than spray. I bought one intended for mixing cleaning solution, has an adjustable spray, and it works fine. You could probably reuse a Windex bottle or something.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#5 posted 767 days ago

Cool. I’ll look around see what I find. Thanks

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#6 posted 749 days ago

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