|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 03-07-2014 03:09 AM||994 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-07-2014 03:09 AM
I’ve been spraying some trim for a remodel project. I’m using general finishes water based stain.
I am going for a “medium to dark brown” tone. To get the desired color, I am mixing 1 part green dye, 2 parts brown mahogany stain and 6 parts of natural finish.
The green dye neutralizes some of the reddish tone of the brown mahogany stain. I am adding the natural finish to cut the intensity of the stain so that I can spray multiple passes and “build up” the stain to the darkness/depth that I want.
My question is, does this sound reasonable? Is there a better approach? It seems like I’m spraying a lot of neutral color in the process of applying this stain.
I’m spraying with a HVLP sprayer. I would rate my skill with spraying as intermediate – I usually get decent results but I could certainly do better.
Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.