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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2021, 08:58:06 PM »
What color you going for? For just dark brown to black you could use ferric nitrate stain. Or black with ebonizing which is tannin (tea bags) and iron acetate (nails dissolved in vinegar).
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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2021, 09:51:13 PM »
First, I strive to make forearms and match color to various crosman buttstocks.
Second, I have several buttstocks needing spot repairs, and blending color on repaired areas.
Third, on stocks that cannot be spot stained, I need to get uniform color on restaining those stocke, and making matching forearms.
Some Crosman stocks are light tan, some dark brown, and many shades in between.
Then there are some reddish colors, somewhat akin to Daisy colors.
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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2021, 11:27:06 PM »
Matching for repair is difficult.
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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2021, 11:31:01 PM »
On particularly porous woods, I have always used either a sanding sealer, or a thinned down urethane before staining.
I have also had good success using the stain/ urethane combinations, if you are not trying for a more "authentic" looking product.
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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2021, 08:19:35 PM »
On particularly porous woods, I have always used either a sanding sealer, or a thinned down urethane before staining.
I have also had good success using the stain/ urethane combinations, if you are not trying for a more "authentic" looking product.

That's a thought when refinishing the whole stock.

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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2021, 08:33:24 AM »
the mohawk refinishing kits are made for fixing damage on furniture, so they have stuff for match existing colors.
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Re: Dying vs. staining
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2021, 09:26:19 PM »
the mohawk refinishing kits are made for fixing damage on furniture, so they have stuff for match existing colors.

I'll check them out...thanks!
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