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Forum topic by whitesferry posted 06-19-2014 01:32 AM 751 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2014 01:32 AM

can i mix watco danish oil natural together with minwax golden pecan stain ? in the other forum people said the the stain wont soak in after the danish oil or vice versa .what if i mix both together and see on a scrap piece what do you folks think? i what a redish huew but not red mahogonny dark

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 01:51 AM

Yes, you can mix the two. I don’t think it will give you the redish hue though. I mix stains to get the color I want all the time, or wipe on one over the top of another, or even more often, I will use a dye in combination with a stain. I often have to match something to an existing piece that a customer already has and have to do my best, regardless of the combination and have found out that most stains that are mineral spirit or oil based will mix well together.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 06-19-2014 02:15 AM

You can use oil-soluble artists pigments. I’ve got them
from Woodworker’s Supply but you can probably get
them from a local art supply store.

Dark Watco is not as dark as what people want. They
are stingy with the dark pigments. I discovered I could
add pigments to it. Get a little digital scale if you want
to have repeatability.

Another tip is check your local paint store for Watco. Mine
sells twice-the-size can of it for the same price as Home

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#3 posted 06-19-2014 02:31 AM

Woodworkers Supply may be cheaper. I bought a computer hutch at a garage sale awhile back (really nice knotty pine professionally made unit, made by the owner’s brother who owns a wood business) but had to remove handles and hinges, and then color the bare areas. Made a really nice armoire out of it. I got two small tubes of pigment at Aaron Bros. and it was about $8. The two tubes put together would maybe equal my wife’s pinky in size. If you want to be an artist, better check out what paint costs. That’s almost as bad as $19 for a piece of curly mahogany that is 1/8” X 3” X 24”. That’s over $3600 per cubic foot. It was beautiful, but I balked at the price. After reconsideration, I went back to buy it, but somebody beat me to it.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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