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04-01-2013 03:30 PM

I’m looking for a finishing schedule using Transtint dyes or similar to achieve the finish shown below. Would anyone care to share it? I have Enduro Var to use as a topcoat.


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#1 posted 04-01-2013 03:51 PM

I used Transtint Brown Mahogany on oak last month and the color is very similar to that. On mahogany, it will probably be quite close to what you need.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 03:55 PM

BTW, that work appears glazed in the detailed areas. I’d apply the aforementioned dye in denatured alcohol, topped with dewaxed shellac to both seal the color and provide a glazing surface, and then use a GF Pitch Black glaze (or whatever darker, contrasting gel stain you might have on-hand). Then, top with the Endurovar.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 05:24 PM

Most likely you’ll have to use a combination of dye, stain, and glaze to get close. Commercial furniture finishes are more about disguising the grain the emphasizing it so manufacturers have a bevy of tricks like spattering stain so that you eyes don’t focus on on anything in particular but it’s tricky to copy.

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 05:27 PM

For matching a stain I use stain first, then tinted lacquer sprayed to match. You can add color little by little for the desired effect. If the sheen builds up from multiple coats, wax it with steel wool and walnut wax for a satin finish.
Good luck.

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 05:28 PM

It’s cherry wood btw, if that helps.

I started off with Transtint cordovan and my sample boards appeared too purple for my tastes.

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 05:48 PM

Yah, as I said, that color is a dead ringer for Brown Mahogany TransTint…and yes, Iike Willie, I always add color in the finish (usually shellac for me), to match color overall.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 12:51 AM

If I look at this finish closely, it looks like the grain is a black color, darker than the rest of the reddish brown. Will the black glaze achieve this look?

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 02:07 AM

If that photo is very color accurate*, regardless of dye or stain, I would mix equal amounts of dark cherry and dark walnut. A yellowing oil based finish should yield that colour tone very closely. Test pieces recommended – adjust either dye/stain accordingly. My experience with dying hardwoods have yielded much more defined grain patterns than what I see in the photo which to me looks stained.

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