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Forum topic by skogie1 posted 10-11-2014 02:13 AM 1167 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skogie1

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10-11-2014 02:13 AM

Used some timbermate for my first time for a large box. I used it to fill some thin gaps in the finger joints. I can either stain or dye this project, doesn’t really matter. Does timbermate work better with one or the other? Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 10-12-2014 11:58 PM

I’ve been waiting for someone with experience to reply but none so far :(

I use a lot of Timbermate but I always use the “color matched” stuff.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 12:47 AM

I don’t have any experience with either stain or dye on yet. I hope to stain a project Wednesday. According to their web site:

Question: Can TIMBERMATE be used with stains and other finishes?

Answer: Yes, TIMBERMATE will take all types of known stains, coatings and colourants which can be Water based, Oil based, Solvent or Spirit based and even Acid Catalysed Lacquers.

Based on that I am comfortable trying it on a sample piece, then moving to the actual project. FWIW

-- Art

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 01:25 AM

Thanks Art. Good to know.

I’ve always stayed away from water based finishes with Timbermate as it is VERY water soluble (even after drying for a long time.

I watched the color matching video on the link Art posted: AMAZING!

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 01:27 AM

I’ve always mixed a variety of colorants before applying. are you talking about after it dries?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 02:58 PM

Update. It doesn’t take a stain or a dye worth a sh*t! I tried water based and oil based and alcohol based dyes and stains. I think the way to do it is to probably premix a little with the water based stain or dye before using it and then color the piece.

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#6 posted 10-13-2014 03:08 PM

You can mix about any coloring agent before applying, oil or water.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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